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Wharton’s Jelly

Wharton’s Jelly can be used in some forms of Regenerative Medicine.

What is Wharton’s Jelly?

Wharton’s Jelly is a clear gel-like tissue that insulates and protects the umbilical arteries and veins.  Wharton’s Jelly has unique characteristics of providing structural support in the body. As a special tissue, it also insulates its surrounding structures. Wharton’s Jelly contains mesenchymal stem cellular (MSC) tissue, growth factors, and other essential components necessary for regeneration.  In addition to its amazing reservoir of peptide growth factors that are essential to healing and growth, it consists of high amounts of hyaluronic acid, proteoglycans, and extracellular matrix components (which are mainly collagen).

How is Wharton’s Jelly Processed?

Wharton’s Jelly is obtained from consenting donors undergoing a full-term, normal C-section delivery by a licensed facility.  These non-embryonic tissues undergo comprehensive medical, social, and blood testing prior to procurement. After stringent screening, the tissues are procured, processed, and tested in accordance with the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and FDA requirements. This process ensures the highest quality safety standards are met and executed. The final processed Wharton’s Jelly suspension is then vialed and packaged for utilization as an injectable liquid within the office setting.

Advantages of Wharton’s Jelly Regenerative Products?

  1. Wharton’s Jelly products are less invasive when compared to platelet rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow aspiration (BMA) or adipose tissue extraction which require direct tissue harvesting from the patient.
  2. Umbilical cord related products have a higher concentration of growth factors, peptides, hyaluronic acid and mesenchymal cellular tissues compared to other therapies.  Wharton’s Jelly can contain up to 50 times more growth factors than amniotic fluid and contain mesenchymal cellular tissue with a significantly higher proliferation rate than MSC’s from bone marrow.
  3. Wharton’s Jelly has a high anti-inflammatory property due to its large concentrations of growth factors.
  4. Wharton’s Jelly contains high levels of hyaluronic acid which assists in lubricating, supporting and aiding mobility in joints and tendons.
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