Allogeneic: Exogenous; originated from a genetically different individual of the same kind; Allografts are called exogenous cells derived from a genetically non-identical donor of the same species, i.e. a donation from a human to anather one.

ATMP: The acronym stands for Advanced Therapeutical Medicinal Products (ATMP). According to the Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, ATMPs can be gene therapy medicinal products (gene therapy medicinal products), somatic cell therapy (somatic cell therapeutical medicinal products) and tissue engineered products (Tissue Engineered Products).

Autologous: Belonging to the same individual. Endogenous transplants, which are taken from a patient and transplanted back to the same patient after preparation are called autollogous.


Blastocyst: The developmental stage of the embryo about 5 days after fertilization.


Cell Assisted Lipotransfer (CAL): CAL is a procedure in which endogenous adipose tissue is enriched with autologous stem cells. This medicinal product can be used for the treatment of scar tissue and tissue damage after burns or for cosmetic purposes to improve the subcutaneous tissue.

CULT: Oxacells CULT are cultivated, highly potent stem cells derived from adipose tissue. This platform technology was developed for the treatment of acute liver diseases (acute liver failure, cirrhosis) as well as auto-immune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus or type 1 Diabetes.


Differentiation: The transformation of a stem cell into one of the 216 different specialized cells of the human body is called differentiation.


Mesenchymal stem cell: Mesenchymal stem cells are the progenitor cells of the connective tissue. They belong to the adult stem cells and can differentiate into different types of tissue such as: bone, cartilage, muscle, ligaments, tendons and adipose tissue.

Multipotency: Stem cells are called multipotent (from Latin multus "a lot" and potentia "wealth, power") when they have the capacity to develop into different cell types of a particular line. In contrast to the pluripotent stem cells, they are no longer able to develop into almost any cell type in the body.


Oxacells: Oxacells are stem cell-containing medicinal products which are derived from the adipose tissue of specifically characterized donors.


Pluripotency: Pluripotent (latin plus "more" and the Latin potentia "wealth, power") refers to stem cells, which possess the ability to develop into cells of the three germ layers (ectoderm, endoderm, mesoderm) and the germline of an organism.


Stem cells: Stem cells are are unspecialized cells with the ability to divide and whose function in the body is not yet established.


Totipotency: The word Totipotency (from latin Totus "whole" and potentia "wealth, power") describes to the ability to form the whole. Totipotent cells have the ability to build a complete autonomous organism.

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