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Stem Cell Therapy California

California is a state that has the advanced regulations when it comes to Stem Cell Therapy. The support that the government has given to clinics has been quite large, to give an example: in December 2022 City of Hope “just received an $8 million, five-year grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to further this work.” This is just one of the clinics that received this government support.

Flag of California and text Stem Cell Therapy California

However, the shadow of the FDA is a constant against all these clinics. “The FDA has become increasingly concerned in recent years about clinics that market injections of stem cell treatments as cures for a host of diseases and conditions without scientific evidence to support the safety and efficacy of the treatments for the marketed uses. In the FDA's view, such procedures are "clearly illegal, ... offer little hope, and, even worse, may pose significant risks to the health and safety of vulnerable patients.” 

Although Stem Cell Therapy is not a dangerous or harmful treatment in any way, the FDA has taken it upon itself to establish policies that allow it to interfere in these clinics. “in 2017, the FDA announced a policy framework for the development and oversight of regenerative medicine products and cellular therapies.”

This makes the number of treatments that these clinics can offer limited. The types of infiltrations and the conditions they can treat are not comparable to those of countries with a much more advanced legal framework, such as countries like Mexico.

This has caused clinics to work without proper licenses and permits, putting in risk their patients. In 2018, the California Stem Cell Treatment Center located in Los Angeles starred in a scandal. This clinic “marketed stem cell products to patients without F.D.A. approval while violating current good manufacturing practice requirements, including some that could impact the sterility of their products, putting patients at risk." 

Stem Cell Therapy California Cost

In addition to constant FDA surveillance, the costs of a stem cell treatment can be very high. Costs may vary depending on the treatment. Some clinics offer treatments that start at $5,000 USD and can go as high as $50,000 USD. Sometimes the price can even reach $100,000 USD in the case of hematopoietic cells. 

It is because of these limitations and high prices that many patients seek alternatives of the same quality but at a lower cost. This is where clinics like Giostar Mexico come into play.

Giostar Stem Cell Therapy Mexico

Giostar is a leading company in the field of stem cell therapy with more than 15 years of experience. We are in a constant search for innovation and progress to continue offering the best treatments for various diseases and chronic pain such as ALS, COPD, Diabetes, Arthritis, among many others; With personalized treatments directed by Dr. Anand Srivastava, we seek to offer unique therapies for unique conditions, like yours.

In regards of legislation and regulations for stem cell therapy, Mexico has some of the most progressive legal frameworks in the world, which allows to treat patients with conditions that require types of infiltrations that are not allowed in the USA, including those that require intrathecal, cervical or lumbar infiltration. Another very important point is the support and regulation of COFEPRIS (Mexico's equivalent of the FDA), which verifies that all processes are carried out properly for the perfect care of patients.

Giostar Mexico's COFEPRIS operational licenses per facility

* LOS ALGODONES CLINIC *

COFEPRIS Official License: Progenitor or Stem Cell Bank
Folio: 18-TR-02-02-0001
COFEPRIS Official License: Provision of Progenitor or Stem Cells (transplant)
Folio: 14-TR-02-002-0008

* PLAYA DEL CARMEN CLINIC *

COFEPRIS Official License: Progenitor or Stem Cell Bank
Folio: 19-TR-23-008-0002
COFEPRIS Official License: Provision of Progenitor or Stem Cells (transplant)
Folio: 19-TR-23-008-0001

Stem Cell Therapy Cost Mexico

On average, Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico with Giostar Mexico starts at $5,590.00 USD. Pricing highly depends on the personalized protocol that the Medical Director determines based on each patient's condition.

What does an average stem cell treatment include?

  • (Transportation from hotel-clinic, clinic-hotel and airport-hotel as well as hotel-airport (mainly for our Clinics in Playa del Carmen and Guadalajara; our Clinic in Los Algodones, due to its proximity to the US-Mexico border crossing, we pick up patients on the border and take them to our clinic or their hotel)
  • Lodging (included in our Clinic in Algodones; lodging in Guadalajara and Playa del Carmen are paid by the patient)
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Body preparation – Nutritional IV Therapy
  • 1 - 10 billion exosomes (volume depends on Doctor's personal evaluation of each patient)
  • 1 - 4 stem cell vials (35 - 140 million stem cells)
  • Laboratory protocol by Dr. Anand Srivastava (activation of the stem cells in order to direct them towards the affected tissue or organ)
  • Medical Consultation
  • Dietitian Follow up post-therapy
  • Preferential prices for future reinforcements/applications
  • Laboratory exams the previous day before first application

References

  • https://www.law360.com/articles/1561200/potential-upheaval-for-fda-regulation-of-stem-cell-clinics
  • https://bioedge.org/stem-cells/regulating-dodgy-stem-cell-clinics-fda-is-appealing-against-ruling/
  • https://www.cityofhope.org/8-million-grant-will-increase-patient-access-stem-cell-treatments
  • https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-11-04/fda-illegal-stem-cell-clinics