Austin, TX—Regenerative medicine is growing fast, and was a hot topic at this year’s SXSW event in Austin, TX. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that today are beyond repair.” It’s not all about 3D printing organs, which is what many people think of first these days when they hear about regenerative medicine; innovations like that begin on a much smaller scale–with cells. One of the companies innovating in this area, Orig3n, has developed LifeCapsule, the world’s largest blood cell repository dedicated to supporting regenerative medicine. You might have heard about this if you were recently at SXSW, where Orig3n was recognized as an innovator.
As a LifeCapsule member, you contribute a blood sample so Orig3n can store your iPS cells, which can become any cell type in the body. They’re used to find new treatments for rare diseases, and are also stored for your own personal use if you need them in the future. Sign us up.
Why this matters:
LifeCapsule empowers individuals by showing them how they personally can help to advance regenerative medicine, and healthcare as a whole. It also gives them control over their own health and wellness by ensuring that they can access their cells if needed. Plus, membership is $99 a year, which is much more affordable than a yearly cable subscription. Affordability means accessibility, so there’s greater diversity in submitted samples and therefore greater potential to cure a vast range of diseases.
Learn more about LifeCapsule and become a member here.