The basic science of Cytori- Properties of ADRC´s versus other cell sources
This comes straight from the Cytori homepage:
Science & Technology
Cytori Therapeutics’ goal is to provide access to clinical grade Adipose-Derived Stem and Regenerative Cells (ADRCs). ADRCs, sometimes referred to as stromal vascular fraction cells, are a heterogeneous or mixed population of cells found in adipose tissue. This population includes adult stem cells, endothelial progenitor cells, leukocytes, endothelial cells, and vascular smooth muscle cells. Autologous adult stem and regenerative cells are thought to promote healing of scarred or injured tissue.
While we are learning more about the exact mechanisms every day, it is believed that this heterogeneous population of cells influences the local environment via cell-to-cell signaling, immune modulation, and differentiation into other cell types.