As groundbreaking as anything could be, stem cell therapy was supposed to revolutionize the medical and scientific community. Regenerative treatments have saved the lives hundreds of thousands of patients, from cancer treatment to skin grafting. Yet still, stem cell therapy isn’t as mainstream and available to patients as we once thought it would be by now. In theory, stem cell therapy is a simplified yet powerful medical treatment, but as of now, there are barriers that are keeping this medical breakthrough from reaching its fullest potential.
As previously mentioned, there are a few factors as to why stem cell therapy hasn’t been as impactful as expected. For one, there aren’t many regenerative treatments available, and the treatments that are accessible, are used generally to lure patients with the hopes that these treatments will totally cure them of their ailments. Instead, many patients are left with broken promises, as private hospitals take the funds that were allotted for stem cell treatments and replace them with unproven methods, further compounding the issue.
Another issue plaguing the progression of stem cell therapy is the inability to become mainstream to the public. The state of the approval process, administered by the Food and Drug Administration, is too strenuous, currently allowing no more than 15 stem cell treatment entries to be accepted.
Stifling the stem cell therapy progression even further, are it’s cost. Regenerative medical treatments are proving to be too costly, needing advanced facilities equipped with adequate and specialized staffing to properly treat patients.
Scientists and medical researchers have documented the vast positive effects of stem cell therapy on common conditions such as heart disease, neurological disorders, and many other chronic diseases. Currently, stem cell therapy is making it’s way to patients through chip technology. This chip technology alters the current state of cells, changing the cell structure to one of a healing property, that can regenerate new organs.
Surgeon and entrepreneur, Dr. Cameron Clokie, has been valiantly tolling to commercialize the efforts and treatments of stem cell therapy. As an expert in regenerative medicine, Dr. Clokie is currently spearheading the stem cell therapy movement, having written numerous publications and presentations championing stem cell therapies undeniable improvements and healing wonders. As a maxillofacial and oral surgeon, Dr. Clokie knows firsthand how regenerative medicine is greatly beneficial, specifically to his patients and to the medical field as a whole, despite its high costs. Dr. Clokie is working on improving the heavy expenses of stem cell therapy so that someday anyone will be able to get stem cell treatment with much less barriers to go through.