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Will Obama’s Stem Cell Announcement Doom Promising Adult Stem Cell Research? — Stem Cell Business Community Suggests Adult Stem Cell Advances Could Be Lost as Embryonic Researchers Compete for Funding

By: PR Newswire | 12 Mar 2009 | 02:06 PM ET
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., March 12, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Adult Stem Cell scientists and businesses are concerned that President Obama’s executive order repealing restrictions on Embryonic Stem Cell research will have the unintended consequence of diverting attention and resources away from the promising Adult Stem Cell scientific advances.

STEMTech HealthSciences is a leading company in the field of Stem Cell Nutrition and its chief executive officer is speaking out to create awareness of Adult Stem Cell science’s need for continued support and resources. Adult Stem Cells are naturally created by a person’s own body while Embryonic Stem Cells are extracted from embryos.

“The amazing advances over the past few years in Adult Stem Cell science, including the Nobel Prize winning advances that led to the discovery that Adult Stem Cells travel to tissues and organs needing renewal and become cells of these organs and tissues, are at risk of being eclipsed because of the media and business furor over Embryonic Stem Cells” said STEMTech CEO Ray Carter.

According to Carter, Embryonic Stem Cell research is a multi-billion dollar industry with Wall Street, the media and now the U.S. government joining in to create visibility and mass funding. Meanwhile, the scientific progress made by companies such as STEMTech which owns the rights to the only patented product proven to enhance Adult Stem Cell release in a person’s own body goes relatively unnoticed.

While not a mediagenic billion dollar player however, STEMTech has grown into 8 countries since 2006 with its Stem Cell Nutrition product line which supports healthy Adult Stem Cell physiology.

Christian Drapeau, author of The Stem Cell Theory of Renewal (March 2009, Sutton Hart http://www.suttonhart.com) and pioneer of the Stem Cell Nutrition field, explains the StemEnhance(R) value proposition that “a natural, mild long term increase in the body’s level of circulating Adult Stem Cells delivers substantial wellness benefits”.

According to Christian Drapeau, who serves as STEMTech’s chief science officer, Adult Stem Cells have the greater potential for human wellness and he echoes Carter’s concern that President Obama’s removing restrictions Embryonic Stem Cell research could divert critical resources away from Adult Stem Cell research.

Media Contact: Maggie Jessup maggie@platformstrategy.com SOURCE STEMTech HealthSciences http://www.prnewswire.com Copyright (C) 2009 PR Newswire. All rights reserved -0-