Dr. Lisa Fortier
James Law Professor of Large Animal Surgery
Associate Chair for the Department of Clinical Sciences Committee on Research and Graduate Education
Perspectives on One-Health Regenerative Medicine
Sunday, September 8, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Amnion-Derived Products – What Are They and How Do They Work?
Tuesday, September 10, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
There are numerous commercial products available in veterinary and human markets that are based in the use of amnion tissues including amnion +/- chorion or umbilical cord sheets and amnion or cord blood derived cells marketed as stem cell products. We have evaluated eleven different products using proteomics, live/dead confocal staining, and flow cytometry to characterize these products. Results suggest that products do not contain stem cells and very low to no growth factors. These products reportedly have clinical advantages, but their mechanism of action remains unclear.