Comparison with Stem Cells

Stem cells are, in essence, the body’s raw material. They are unspecialized cells, from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. These cells divide to either form new stem cells (self-renewal) or specialized cells (differentiation). No other cell in the body has the natural ability to create new cell types.

The hope is that stem cell studies will generate healthy cells to replace diseased cells, help us better understand how diseases occur, and test new drugs for effectiveness and safety.

The key difference between stem cell therapy and Chaperonze is that stem cells introduce new cells into the body, whereas Chaperonze works on repairing and rejuvenating existing cells.

With the introduction of new cells into the body, there is always the chance that the body might reject them and treat them as a foreign substance. This is but one of the many hurdles that scientists are currently facing with stem cells. Although stem cells offer exciting prospects for future therapies, significant technical obstacles still remain.