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Cellular Treatment Development in Pittsburgh

28 Aug 2015
| Under COPD, Lung Disease | Posted by
Stem Cells Develop in Pittsburgh

The medical field has seen many developments over the past decade, and some of the greatest strides have been made in the field of regenerative medicine. The concept that our bodies can be healed through natural processes is not only astounding–it’s life changing. Many cities in particular have opened their doors to this emerging field, but none more readily than Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The University of Pittsburgh hosts a plethora of medical achievements. The university’s adjoining hospital boasts one of the nation’s best ear and throat divisions and one of the few in the nation focused on regenerative medicine.

The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine hosts a program focused on researching cellular therapies and their immediate implications:

“The Institute’s mission includes the development of innovative clinical protocols as well as the pursuit of rapid commercial transfer of its technologies related to regenerative medicine. Also critical to the mission is the education and training of the next generation of scientists, clinicians and engineers who will be carrying the field forward toward the ultimate goal of patient benefit.”

While cellular therapy is a growing area of medical research, its introduction as a commercial practice has not seen an equitable call to action. This has become more apparent as patients that need help now are taking their medical care into their own hands.

Cellular Therapy in Practice

In July 2015, the Lung Institute opened a clinic in Pittsburgh to adress the needs of those suffering from debilitating lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease. By using the natural healing properties of cells naturally residing in the blood and bone marrow, the Lung Institute is applying the research done over the past few decades.

With progressive cities like Pittsburgh opening up to innovative medical providers like the Lung Institute, many are asking what the next great development will be.

If you or a loved one suffers from a degenerative lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help. Contact us by calling 888-745-6697 to see if you qualify for cellular therapy as a treatment for lung disease.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.