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New Partnership Between Scottsdale Physician and BioLife Cell Bank Allows Patients to Preserve Fat-Derived Adult Stem Cells

Many believe that adult stem cells offer access to ground-breaking anti-aging and life-saving therapies.

Scottsdale, AZ, August 19, 2011 --( Dr. Todd K. Malan, founder of Innovative Cosmetic Surgery Center, has become Arizona's first approved physician to offer his patients the option to bank their adult stem cells with Dallas-based BioLife Cell Bank. Banking stem cells saves valuable tissue that would otherwise be thrown away as medical waste and preserves its regenerative qualities for future medical or anti-aging treatments. In fact, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas recently helped pass legislation in his state that authorized the creation of an adult stem cell bank just prior to his own stem cell procedure.

Over the past decade, research on adult stem cells has helped blaze the trail for a new field of science: regenerative medicine. Cosmetic surgeons and medical researchers alike have begun to recognize the potential for adult stem cells in a wide variety of treatments, including aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. At the Institute of Surgical Research at Brooke Army Medical Center, adult stem cells are being used to re-grow skin, in the hopes that burn victims will soon be able to use their own stem cells to heal.

As the first U.S. surgeon to perform a natural breast augmentation using a patient's own fat tissue and stem cells, Dr. Malan has worked to educate his patients and peers on the significance of stem cells in both present and future cosmetic and medical procedures.

"In addition to their impact on the cosmetic surgery industry, adult stem cells have enormous lifesaving potential," said Malan. "I inform all of my patients about the benefits and ease of banking stem cells when they come in for liposuction procedures."

Malan continued, "As technology continues to advance, we will be able to use stem cells to treat a variety of serious medical conditions. We know that stem cells lose viability as we age, and certain diseases can dramatically impair their effectiveness. It's important to bank stem cells when we're still relatively young and healthy, so that they will be more effective down the road when we need them."

BioLife is the only stem cell bank in the world that cryogenically preserves both fat tissue and the stem/regenerative cell matrix. The banking process takes place after a portion of the patient's fat tissue, replete with naturally occurring adult stem cells, is harvested via liposuction and then carefully packaged and sent to BioLife. BioLife uses liquid nitrogen to store the fat and stem cells in a preservation tank at its facility.

About Todd K. Malan, M.D.
Dr. Malan is the founder of the Innovative Cosmetic Surgery Center in Scottsdale, Ariz. and creator of the BeautiFill XTM fat transfer breast augmentation procedure. He was the first physician in the United States to offer stem cell natural breast augmentation and has performed over 200 stem cell fat transfers to date. He trains physicians globally in advanced cosmetic procedures including the most progressive methods in water-assisted liposuction, fat transfer and stem cell technology.

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