Stem Cell Therapy: What You Get In Mexico That You Don't Get In The US?

Is stem cell therapy regulated in Mexico?

People like having options. It is natural. Part of the result is the journey; as such, we tend to search for different possibilities when choosing medical therapy, because, fundamentally, we want to heal, not just treat the symptoms of our ailments.


Stem cell therapy in Mexico is thoroughly regulated by the Mexican FDA-equivalent: COFEPRIS. Due to advanced legislation, Mexico enjoys sufficient regulatory framework to offer applications otherwise unavailable in countries such as the US or Canada, for example: local direct applications (hands for arthritis, shoulder pain, knee pain), lumbar and cervical applications, all which have proven better results for patients, than just receiving stem cell therapy intravenously.


It is common to receive inquiries from patients looking for new treatment for ALSnew treatment for Arthritis or new treatment for COPD, to mention a few conditions we regularly treat. Although stem cell therapy is a field within Regenerative Medicine that has been authorized (albeit limited to IV applications and certain conditions) for commercial offering in the US since bone marrow transplants (first stem cell transplants) we generalized in the 20th century, it is still considered “alternative” or “new” by the general public. Arguably, Mexico is a convenient healthcare service tourist destination for US citizens, due to geographic proximity, affordable costs, rapid access and availability of stem cell therapy due to progressive legislation undeveloped in the United States. We understand that curiosity and concern is, therefore, expected when interested patients call Giostar Mexico to find out more about stem cell therapy in Mexico, including if stem cell therapy is safe and legal. That is why we recommend to each interested person that they verify their chosen stem cell clinc has all the required licenses issued by COFEPRIS. 


Is stem cell therapy safe?


An important question our patients ask before coming to our clinics is: Is stem cell therapy safe? We also understand that, perhaps, the real question is: Is stem cell therapy legal in Mexico? Yes and of course! In Giostar Mexico, we ask for each applicant to submit a health history form, from which our medical directors personally evaluate the viability of each applicant. This means that stem cell therapy may not be for everyone. Important: we currently do not treat macular degeneration and patients with cancer.


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