• DR JOANNE KURTZBERG

    Umbilical cord blood research

    "In my opinion, cord blood is 18 years young and still has a young development pathway ahead"

Dr Giuseppe Citterio testifies

FMH Paediatrician and neonatologist, certified Swiss Board member

"Let's hope that in the future the public will be more sensitive about this so that more and more parents are opting for the conservation of their baby's stem cells."

An additional chance of being cured

Progress of science over the last years has made it possible to envisage new therapeutic applications, especially in the following fields:

  •  cardiology
  • neurology and neurosurgery
  • oncology
  • orthopaedics
  • autoimmune and metabolic diseases
Read our article

Research and treatable diseases

It is difficult to trace the line between what is already a concrete therapeutic opportunity and how much it will probably be in the very near future.

Today, umbilical cord stem cells offer a chance of treatment – very often the only one – for patients suffering from serious illnesses, above all but not only of the blood.  For the future, it is thought that using stem cells it will be possible to find a solution for a large number of very serious and diffuse diseases.

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