Stem Cell Therapy For Spina Bifida

A combination of stem cells and extensive therapies giving the patient real chances of improvement

What is stem cell therapy for spina bifida

Stem cells are regenerative in nature, able to differentiate into different types of cells the body needs to use, allowing the body to heal in ways it couldn’t on its own. By injecting stem cells into the injured site of a spina bifida patient, the stem cells can help to heal the opening of the spinal cord. In particular, while the prenatal surgery has been a great way to improve brain development, patients have still struggled with physical movement and incontinence. Stem cells have shown an ability to increase the physical capabilities of spina bifida patients, including muscle strength, incontinence, feeling and sensation, and general motor function.

Can Stem Cells help patients with Spina Bifida?

A study published in August of 2018 has shown that stem cell therapy for spina bifida has been successful in two patients, aged 14 and 11. Though the study was small, it was promising in that both patients were unable to defecate or urinate on their own until after their stem cell treatments. After treatment, both patients were able to control their bowel movements as well as their urine. A larger study will be done in the future to confirm the efficacy of this treatment, however, this has been a promising breakthrough for spina bifida patients.

While the research about stem cell treatment for Spina Bifida is still ongoing, initial results have shown it to be an effective treatment option. Stem cells have the unique ability to differentiate into various types of cells in the body, including neural cells, which are essential for the proper functioning of the spinal cord. Stem cell therapy is minimally invasive, safe, and has a low risk of rejection or adverse reactions. Stem cell treatment for spina bifida has demonstrated significant improvements in motor function, sensory function, and bladder function, making it a viable and effective option for patients.

Possible improvements after Stem Cell Therapy for Spina Bifida

The purpose of the treatment for Spina Bifida is to promote healing of the original injury at the spinal cord in order to restore neurological function. After our treatment, patients have experienced the following improvements*:

  • Improved motor function
  • Increased sensations
  • Improved development
  • Improved mental abilities
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Reduced epilepsy seizures
  • Enhanced bladder & bowel function

*It is important to remember that as for any medical treatment, improvements cannot be guaranteed. Please contact us for more information regarding the possible improvements for a particular case.

Stem Cell Treatment protocol for Spina Bifida

At Beike, we have created a comprehensive therapy program to best suit patients with spina bifida. Our treatment consists of Umbilical Cord Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UCMSCs) and Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells (UCBSCs), with simultaneous physical therapies to help guide the stem cells to the needed area. Umbilical cord-derived stem cells are actually more than just mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), and also include hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), endothelial progenitor cells (EPC), and others. These adult stem cells are able to differentiate into different types of cells, such as osteocytes (bone), chondrocytes (cartilage), myocytes (muscle), fibroblasts (tendon/ligament), adipocytes (fat), hepatic stellate cells (liver), endothelial cells (blood vessels), all blood cells, connective tissues and more. Studies also show that they can create neurons and glial cells.

Our stem cell therapy program for spina bifida consist in 6 to 8 simple and minimally invasive injections of umbilical cord derived stem cells. The stem cells are transplanted using two separate methods: by intravenous way using a standard IV drip system, and through intrathecal injection performed after lumbar puncture. These two delivery methods allow for increased efficacy while ensuring safety and minimum inconvenience for the patient.

  • 15 to 23 Days Stay
  • IV & Intrathecal Injections
  • UCBSC / UCMSC Cells
  • Daily Therapy Program
  • 120-400 Million Cells
  • Nutrition Program

Patient Experience Stories

Find out more about patients previously treated with Beike stem cell protocols. The families participating in these blog posts talk about their stories and present their own view of the treatment, including thoughts regarding the daily therapies, the stem cell injection themselves as well as improvement noticed during and after treatment.

Stem Cells Brings Countless Improvements in Spina Bifida

Matheus was born with his spine open due to spina bifida (myelomeningocele) and during the subsequent procedure to correct it suffered hydrocephalus and Arnold Chiari malformation. However after undergoing spina bifida stem cell treatment the improvements have been “countless” in the words of his mother. Within a week they have …

Open letter from a patient’s mom

Sophie’s mom wrote us feedback in the form of a letter and with her consent, we decided to share it with you below… Sophie was born with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, a rare genetic deficiency. She was diagnosed with chronic non-progressive encephalopathy, also known as cerebral palsy, when she was three …

Six stem cell treatments for sisters diagnosed with Ataxia

Clémence and Sarah, sisters aged 29 and 31, suffer from type 2 Oculomotor Ataxia. They were diagnosed in 2001 and back then they were experiencing minor balance issues, which gradually worsened. According to the girls’ mom: “Faced with the inaction of French medicine in 2012, we looked around the world …

Stem Cell Quality and Quantity Ensured

Packaging for Beike Biotechnology Stem Cell products

Different types of stem cells for different needs

Beike provides stem cells from two separate sources: umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue. Umbilical cord related samples are donated by healthy mothers after normal births and are sent to Beike Biotech’s laboratories for processing.

After reviewing the patient’s full medical information, our doctors will recommend which source of stem cells should be used for treatment. Our treatment protocols may include one or multiple types of stem cells in combination depending on each patient’s specific condition.

Highest International Stem Cell Processing Standards

Beike Biotechnology is processing its own adult stem cells in its internationally accredited laboratories. The company has full control over the processing and quality control of all stem cell products, ensuring perfect safety and highest quality.

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Patient Videos

Below are video interviews recorded during treatment with Beike stem cells. The families showcased in these videos talk about their personal stories and their experience of the treatment including the improvement noticed.

The improvements mentioned in these videos are typical, however it does not guarantee that all patients may have the same improvements.

Why Choose Beike for a Stem Cell Treatment?

Experience: With more than a decade of practice, you are ensured to be advised and treated by competent professionals.

Safety: Accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and following highest international standards, our stem cell processing methods and laboratories ensure that you receive the best stem cell quality available.

Diversity: Multiple types of stem cells having different capabilities are available to adapt to each patient’s specific condition. We do not use the same type of stem cells for all patients.

Extensiveness: A complete supportive therapy program is provided daily to stimulate patient’s freshly transplanted stem cells. The best improvement can only be obtain by supporting your stem cells.

Support: A full follow-up program is provided after the treatment and you will be asked to take part in it at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months after treatment. Access to our team after the treatment is very important as you may receive further advice to maximize improvements.

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Frequently asked questions about Spina Bifida


  1. Production of Neural Progenitors from Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  2. Rapid Induction of Neural Differentiation in Human Umbilical Cord Matrix Mesenchymal Stem Cells by cAMP-elevating Agents
  3. Neuronal Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Using Exosomes Derived from Differentiating Neuronal Cells
  4. Transdifferentiation of Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Neural Cells via Cerebrospinal Fluid