Stem Cell Therapy Price and Reviews in Malaysia 2019

In recent months, stem cell therapy has gained popularity as a promising alternative treatment option for anti-aging, cosmetic and also conditions where the current medical treatment protocols have been exhausted. However, there is also a lot of confusion due to the overwhelming mixing of credible scientific information and marketing hypes available on the internet.

Update: US FDA wins major victory against fat stem cell clinic chain

We have compiled and summarised essential information below in layman's terms so that you can understand and make a better informed decision.

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We have searched around the internet and filtered out the junks out there. We have summarised essential information and provided some relevant links in order to facilitate your research for 'Stem Cell Malaysia' in one place. Do go through them and do your own research and hopefully, you will be getting the best qualified doctor for your stem cell procedure in Malaysia.
  1. What are Stem Cells?
  2. What are adult stem cells?
  3. Oral Stem Cells? | Scam Alert
  4. Stem Cell Therapy Cost in Malaysia
  5. Stem Cell Therapy Reviews in Malaysia
  6. Best Stem Cell Therapy Clinics in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor
  7. Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes in Malaysia
  8. Stem Cell Treatment for Knees in Malaysia

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells can be viewed as master cells that can give rise to all types of cells in the body. Generally, stem cells are classified as unipotent, multipotent or pluripotent according to their potential to differentiate. Stem cells can also be classified based on their source, for example, embryonic stem cells, foetal stem cells and adult stem cells.

Stem cells differ from other kinds of cells in the body. They are special because of their ability to self-renew, duplicate, regenerate and repair.


Stem cells have two important properties:

  • Capable of giving rise to all types of cells
  • Capable of self-renewing indefinitely
To learn more about the basics of stem cells, check out stem cell basics.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Mesenchymal Stem Cells

What are adult stem cells?

Adult stem cells are unspecialised cells found in the adult body to assist tissue repair. They have a lower potential to give rise to different types of cells as compared to embryonic or foetal sources. However, adult stem cells do not have ethical issues associated with embryonic stem cells or low harvest issues associated with foetal stem cells (e.g cord blood stem cells).



Growing replacement tissue

Basic research into stem cells has expanded the field of regenerative medicine well beyond tried and true bone marrow transplants. Today, a patient's own stem cells can be isolated, grown in culture, coaxed to differentiate into any one of a variety of cell types, and returned to the patient. By manipulating stem cells, doctors can help patients repair and re-grow tissue that the body cannot fix on its own.

Regenerative medicine becomes even more powerful when it's combined with advances in material science, engineering, and 3d printing [1]. Patients have already received replacement bladders [2] that have been grown on engineered scaffolds, and work toward tissue-engineered tracheas (wind pipes) [3], blood vessels [4], and bones [5] shows great promise. Researchers are also working on ways to grow more-complex tissues and organs 
[6], such as functional lung tissue [7], beating hearts [8], and livers [9].


Oral Stem Cells? | Scam Alert

The are many phoney “oral stem cells” which aren’t really stem cells at all and are sold with amazing claims but devoid of any clinical data to back them up, typical of other health supplement scams. You’ll have the usual testimonials of people who “feel better”, “look younger” etc. Unfortunately these subjective improvements are likely a placebo effect or delusions.

See: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/125973/fda-warns-vs-stem-cells-taken-orally/.

Stem cells, like any meat (muscular cells) that you eat, will get digested (broken down into smaller elements) in your digestive system and be absorbed as amino acids and lipids. Therefore, there are no special benefits to eating stem cells besides from nutritional aspects gained from eating any animal cells or eating a piece of meat. In order to get to the target sites, stem cells will need 
to be injected or infused (intravenously etc.) in order to bypass the 
digestive system.


Stem Cell Therapy Cost in Malaysia

The cost of stem cell related services will vary widely depending on the type of stem cell related services that you are looking for. Stem Cell Therapy has been around for decades, most well known for the treatment of leukemia, where it has saved thousands of lives via bone marrow transplant.

Beyond the use of stem cell in bone marrow transplant, stem cell treatment for other indications are are already going through clinical trials and have shown positive results in diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, knee osteoarthritis and anti-aging purposes.

As a guide, the cost of mesenchymal stem cells in Malaysia may cost from MYR 30,000 (USD 7,100) to MYR 60,000 (USD 14,300) for 50 million -100 million cells.

Stem Cell Cartilage Regeneration Package for the knees will vary from MYR 15,000 to MYR 30,000.


Stem Cell Cost related references:

“In private hospitals, the cost of transplant Allogeneic PBSCT (Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant) ranges from MYR 200,000 to 250,000. Through Tabung Bantuan Perubatan, the Ministry of Health is subsidising HSCT done in University hospitals at MYR 40,000 - 60,000 per transplant."
Ref: 1st Stem Cell Congress held in November 2012

Stem Cell Regenerative Packages vary from MYR 60,000 to 80,000.
Ref: https://www.whatclinic.com/oncology/malaysia/stem-cell-therapy


Stem Cell Therapy Reviews in Malaysia

Most of the reviews are related to stem cell banking in Malaysia.

CellSafe, Rm3700 (promotion price), SEPAX device, normal price RM4500 but 10% discount + free stoller with maybank card.
StemLife, Rm4750 (promotion price), automated AXP processing.
Cryocord, Rm4300 (normal price), normal processing; +RM600 for automated AXP device; +RM500 if store by vials.
Source: https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1679957/all



Best Stem Cell Therapy Clinics in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

Check out our short-listed stem cell therapy clinic list below. The list of clinics has been arranged in no particular order.

Methodology: The selection of the clinics is based on Google Search Results and information available on blogs and forums.

1) ARC Medical Group -  Contact Clinic 

ARC (Advanced Regenerative Centre) medical group has 2 branches in Klang Valley.


ARC Medical Wellness - Mid Valley Branch
31-11, Penthouse Signature Office Suite, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
WhatsApp: +60 12 - 299 8845

ARC Wellness - Pantai Hospital Branch
Lot 3, Block A, Pantai Hospital (Bangsar), Jalan Bukit Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


2) Cell Therapy Centre - UKM Medical Centre (UKM Stem Cell)

Address: 12th Floor, Clinical Block, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cell Therapy Center is one of the Center of Excellence in UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC) which provides cell-based therapy including hematopoietic stem cells, lymphocytes, dendritic cells, mesenchymal stem cells and mononuclear cells to patients with blood cancers, bone marrow diseases and degenerative diseases. The Cell Therapy Centre has the aspiration to be among the world leaders in research and development (R&D) of cancer immunotherapy and regenerative medicine.


3) Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre

With 3 branches in Klang Valley, 2 in Kuala Lumpur and one in Petaling Jaya.

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre - HQ
Address: Level 6, 8 & 9, Kenanga Tower, No. 237 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Maintain your vibrancy and vitality even as you age with medical grade stem cell therapy. Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre has a dedicated team of doctors and nurses and the ambience of a five star hotel equipped with the latest monitoring devices so you can feel assured of both safety and comfort. Our treatment includes follow-ups to ensure the best long-term outcome is achieved. Various package available, please enquire to know your best suited package.

The accumulated free radical damage that you sustain everyday increases over time and your body naturally responds with consequences of premature aging and degenerative diseases. Your body cells are attacked daily, thousands of times by these free radicals which reduce your quality of life that could be inverted with our stem cell therapy packages.



4) Cell Malaysia Stem Cell Therapy

Location: No 5, Jalan Kerinchi Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Though many researches have already been performed in the area of stem cell research, there are only limited practitioners that offer reliable stem cell therapy as treatment of osteoarthritis damage in knee. Regardless of whether your condition is due to aging, injury or obesity, we will be able to help you. Our stem cell cartilage regeneration therapy will provide you with complete relief that have always wanted making you once again agile and active.


5) Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre (KLSMC)

Address: 7th Floor, Wisma Perintis, 47 Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

KLSMC Stem Cells Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre, was established in 2005 specifically to spearhead the research on stem cells regenerative therapy in the musculoskeletal system. Following internationally recognized medical research ethics and protocols, a series of studies were undertaken culminating in 2007 with the beginning of the human pilot study.

Several clinical studies led by Dr. Saw Khay Yong (consultant orthopaedic surgeon and CEO) revealed a breakthrough discovery: in injecting the patient’s own blood stem cells, coupled with surgical intervention and physiotherapy, it was possible for patients to regenerate hyaline cartilage.

In early 2010, a US patent (patent no: US 8,377,432 B2: Method and composition for neochondrogenesis) was filed for the stem cell technology and it was granted in 2013.


6) Stem Cell Hair Treatment by Premier Clinic

Premier Clinic has 4 branches in Klang Valley.

Premier Clinic - HQ
Bangsar Address: 40, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.

Our Premier Stem Cell Hair Treatment can reverse hair loss with visible results seen even after 1 month! This is achieved without any surgery or hair transplant, pain or downtime.

Premier Clinic is one of the leaders of hair loss treatments in Malaysia. We perform our Premier Stem Cell Hair Treatment for 40 to 50 patients each month in our 2 branches with excellent results and very high patient satisfaction.

Our hair loss treatment is affordable with easy payment options, yet gives excellent results with safety and comfort assured.


Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes in Malaysia

Majority of stem cell research for diabetes is concentrated on Type 1 diabetes as it can be traced to the loss of a single cell type, the beta islet cell. Beta cells (β cells) are a type of cell found in pancreatic islets that produce and secrete insulin. In patients with type I or type II diabetes, beta-cell mass and function are diminished, leading to insufficient insulin secretion and high blood sugar.

Currently, two approaches are being used in research, using stem cells as beta-cell producing factories or as a beta cell repair catalyst. Both methods have the same goal which is to return the insulin to normal levels. Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) are running clinical trials and have a number of patients that are living insulin free for an average of 10 years after receiving a transplant of donor islet cells.

There are many ongoing efforts to understand how stem cell therapy is able to help people with diabetes. One of the main centres is the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, where you can view the areas of research being conducted specifically to understand diabetes.

For list of stem cell therapy clinics for diabetes, check out Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes in Malaysia.


Stem Cell Treatment for Knees in Malaysia

How Stem Cells might help in Treatment for Knee Pain?
  • Repair and regenerate the damaged bone and cartilage as stem cells have the ability to differentiate into osteoblasts and chondrocytes.
  • Possess anti-inflammatory ability, thus reduce inflammatory responses caused by physical damages.
  • Improve joint functions and crepitus condition, thus reducing pain.
For list of stem cell therapy clinics for knee pain or cartilage regeneration, check out  Stem Cell Treatment for Knees in Malaysia.


Wrapping It Up

So, here you are. The best stem cell therapy clinics in Malaysia. If there are any major stem cell therapy clinics that we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments!




Scientific References:

[1] Murphy, S.V. & Atala, A. (2014). 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs. Nature Biotechnology 32, 773-785. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2958

[2] Orabi, H., Bouhout, S., Morissette, A., Rousseau, A., Chabaud, S. & Bolduc, S. (2013). Tissue engineering of urinary bladder and urethra: advances from bench to patients. The Scientific World Journal, 2013, Article ID 154564. doi: 10.1155/2013/154564

[3] Dikina, A.D., Strobel, H.A., Lai, B.P., Rolle, M.W. & Alsberg, E. (2015). Engineered cartilaginous tubes for tracheal tissue replacement via self-assembly and fusion of human mesenchymal stem cell constructs. Biomaterials 52, 452-462. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.01.073

[4] Benrashid, E., McCoy, C.C., Youngwirth, L.M., Kim, J., Manson, R.J., Otto, J.C. & Lawson, J.H. (2015). Tissue engineered vascular grafts: origins, development, and current strategies for clinical application. Methods, early online version, 26 July 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2015.07.014

[5] Zigdon-Giladi, H., Rudich, U., Geller, G.M. & Evron, A. (2015). Recent advances in bone regeneration using adult stem cells. World Journal of Stem Cells, 7(3), 630-640. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v7.i3.630

[6] Marx, V. (2015). Tissue engineering: organs from the lab. Nature 522, 373-377. doi: 10.1038/522373a

[7] Calle, E.A., Ghaedi, M., Sundaram, S., Sivarapatna, A., Tseng, MlK. & Niklason, L.E. (2014). Strategies for whole lung tissue engineering. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 61(5), 1482-1496. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2014.2314261

[8] Maher, B. (2013). Tissue engineering: how to build a heart. Nature 499, 20-22. doi: 10.1038/499020a


[9] Takabe, T. et al (2013). Vascularized and functional human liver from an iPSC-derived organ bud transplant. Nature 499, 481-484. doi: 10.1038/nature12271

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