Spend more than 40 thousand frozen stem cells in the future to prolong life? Is this a great deal

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 Spend more than 40 thousand frozen stem cells in the future to prolong life? Is this a great deal


Li Jiang is one of the first ForeverLabs testers to extract and store stem cells from young adults to combat age related diseases such as arthritis and heart disease. The company even has a more ambitious plan to combat aging itself. ForeverLabs is a graduate supported by the venture accelerator project YCombinator, and has now raised $2 million to expand its services to more states. Li Jiang was a former investment banker engaged in health care transactions, and an early investor of start-ups. However, cryopreserved stem cells are not cheap attempts. ForeverLabs costs $7000, including procedures and lifetime storage costs. This is the cost of long life, Li Jiang said. If you can extend the life span of five years, I think you will be willing to pay some price, he said. Figure: ForeverLabs CEO Steven Klausnidze (StevenClausnitzer) and his investor Li Jiang But frozen stem cells are unprecedented innovations, and the market is still in a new life, so that doctors and scientists are still studying how frozen stem cells can be used in the future. Moreover, not everyone believes that it is worthwhile to spend time and money to store these cells. Agnieszka Tekvich, an assistant professor of medicine specializing in stem cell transplantation at the Stanford University, says it is not clear whether regulators will approve any therapy that may depend on these samples. There are other risks, such as these samples may not be enough, can not be used in any meaningful way, and what will result from the failure of the ForeverLabs technology. Although there are many barriers related to private stem cell banks, Czech Vicky says she is excited about the prospect of the technology, and developing research may give researchers and medical staff the opportunity to use this kind of cell. In order to finish Li Jiangs stem cell freezing process, ChadRoghair, a sports medicine doctor, uses ultrasound to locate the bones of his buttock. (Li Jiang) Then he applied a local anesthetic to Li Jiangs back, numbing the pain, and then using a variety of small bits and large needles to extract the combination of blood and bone marrow. The whole process took about 15 minutes. After that, Li said his body was a little stiff and somewhat anxious. ForeverLabs says they have frozen dozens of stem cells, but refuse to provide specific users. Steven Klausnidze (StevenClausnitzer), chief executive of ForeverLabs in 2015, said most of the early adopters were scientists from the bay area or from the pharmaceutical industry. Klaus Ni Ze also said he created ForeverLabs after talking to a number of stem cell scientists, who want to store their own stem cells, but lack the options available. Although it is now common for parents to store baby cord blood for future needs, it is not until recently that adult stem cells have no similar storage mechanism. Three years ago, he had deposited his stem cells in the treasure hunt bank. With the growth of age, the possibility of using these cells in the future will make him more emboldened. He said, I will be 41 years later, but my stem cell is still 38 years old. (small) source of this article: NetEase science and technology report editor: Wang Fengzhi _NT2541 The whole process took about 15 minutes. After that, Li said his body was a little stiff and somewhat anxious. ForeverLabs says they have frozen dozens of stem cells, but refuse to provide specific users. Steven Klausnidze (StevenClausnitzer), chief executive of ForeverLabs in 2015, said most of the early adopters were scientists from the bay area or from the pharmaceutical industry. Klaus Ni Ze also said he created ForeverLabs after talking to a number of stem cell scientists, who want to store their own stem cells, but lack the options available. Although it is now common for parents to store baby cord blood for future needs, it is not until recently that adult stem cells have no similar storage mechanism. Three years ago, he had deposited his stem cells in the treasure hunt bank. With the growth of age, the possibility of using these cells in the future will make him more emboldened. He said, I will be 41 years later, but my stem cell is still 38 years old. (small)