Stem cell treatment is regularly in the news around the world. Mostly the topics revolve around safety, efficacy, or ethics. Lately however, the price of these treatments has also been highlighted. Our stem cell provider, Beike Biotechnology, recently released their new stem cell therapy protocol in hopes of cutting treatment cost.
Other treatment providers in the news have been advertising prices from 50,000 USD to 200,000 USD.
Despite the thousands of positive research papers and clinical trials showing the effectiveness of stem cells, the treatment is not readily available in most countries, especially not at a reasonable price. In the USA for example, it is possible to receive a stem cell treatment for Multiple Sclerosis. The bad news is that it will cost around $125,000 per patient, not including any drugs or supportive therapies. Also, this type of cell therapy (hematopoietic stem cell transplant) “is not effective in progressive MS.”
Similarly, a New Zealand man with Multiple Sclerosis is traveling to Singapore for hematopoietic stem cell treatment. The cost of this treatment is $200,000. Also, according to Associate Professor Bronwen Connor from Auckland University, in regards to hematopoietic stem cell transplants “international trials showed the symptoms could recur over time and there were also some deaths associated with the treatment that were ‘higher than would be acceptable for clinical practice.’”
Our treatment, specifically the new protocol from Beike Biotechnology was designed with progressive conditions in mind and utilizes umbilical cord blood and mesenchymal adult stem cells, which have had no history of adverse side-effects in thousands of clinical trials and treatments.
Another news story highlighted a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patient who paid $50,000 for a treatment in Panama. At this time this patient has not seen any significant improvements.
Almost half the cost of Stem cell institute panama
Our medical team recommends extensive physical and occupational therapy in combination with stem cell treatment for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) which is offered at our partner treatment center Better Being Hospital. Our stem cell treatment protocol includes 6 injections of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells over 25 days with intensive rehabilitation and is almost half Panama’s stem cell institute cost at $31,000.
Also, late last year spinal epidural stimulation, in combination with stem cell therapy, was found to be a very effective treatment option for SCI, allowing patients to voluntarily move their previously paralyzed limbs. In total, our comprehensive stem cell + epidural stimulation treatment is less than $80,000 for a 45 day intensive rehabilitation.