BOYNTON BEACH, FL, September 10, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Dipnarine Maharaj
has always been fascinated by the capabilities of adult stem cells, and believes in the importance of studying stem cells in order to prevent and treat disease. For this reason, he is lending his support to a new article
that discusses the unveiling of a new stem cell laboratory in the summer of 2014 in Arizona.
The Mayo Clinic in Arizona, which has one of the most active bone marrow transplant programs in America today, will unveil its own stem cell laboratory next summer. Once it opens, the facility will be committed to storing and processing stem cells, which are then used for bone marrow transplants at the Mayo Clinic Hospital and Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Each year, the Mayo Clinic performs more than 200 adult stem cell transplants and roughly 30 pediatric transplants. The program is fully accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and the National Bone Marrow Donor program. Stem cell treatments include injecting healthy stem cells into the body in order to replace those that have been damaged or become diseased. The goal is to replenish the body's supply of healthy blood-forming cells, thus promoting recovery from illness. The treatment can happen with cells that come from that person's own body, or they can also come from an unknown donor or even an identical twin.
"The advancements that happen each day in the world of stem cell treatments is simply amazing. These procedures have become a powerful solution for those who are suffering from serious illnesses. The fact that more facilities and programs are coming about to help make these treatments possible is an important piece of news in the medical community," explains Dipnarine Maharaj, the Medical Director of the South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute, which has been open since 1995.
The Bone Marrow Transplant program located at the Mayo Clinic offers consultations, evaluations, and treatment programs for those who may have the ability of benefiting from the effects of a stem cell transplant. Those who are younger than 18 and may require a stem cell transplant are seen through Mayo Clinic's pediatric program, which is based out of the Phoenix Children's Hospital.
The new 6,200-square-foot lab will be unveiled on the Mayo Clinic's Phoenix campus. Those involved with the project explain that the new lab will increase capacity, improve turnaround times for processing, and offer the potential for research-related activities, including projects focused on regenerative medicine.
"This announcement is certainly an exciting one for the medical community, as it further validates the work that stem cell transplant physicians like myself have been doing for 30 years. It is also terrific news for adults and children who may truly benefit from stem cell-related programs with expanded access. I look forward to the unveiling and following the news about how this facility helps to improve the lives and health of patients, which is the goal of the entire medical community" stated Dipnarine Maharaj.
Dr. Maharaj runs an over 7000 square foot facility in Boynton Beach which not only serves as a fully outpatient disease treatment center for patients desiring stem cell treatments and healthy adult stem cell collection but also contains a fully self-sufficient cryolab which freezes and stores adult stem cells and cord blood stem cells which can be utilized by the patient for future benefit.
Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj places a high value on education and has committed much of his life to staying up-to-date on trends and new techniques that emerge within the medical community. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow Medical School in Scotland. He has completed two fellowships with the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of the United Kingdom. In addition to this, he also holds a certification from the Royal College of Physicians of the United States in internal medicine. He is accredited in hematology with a specialization in oncology and bone marrow transplantation.