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January 25, 2017

Stem Cell Therapy at Stem Cell Institute on PBS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth this Sunday! PBS KERA TV-13

PBS TV (KERA 13) in Dallas-Fort Worth - Go inside our clinic and lab in Panama, and watch interviews with 3 patients. The other episode follows a knee patient through the treatment process at Dr. RIordan's orthopedic stem cell clinic in Southlake, Texas. Sunday, January 29th from 12pm - 1pm. read more »

November 16, 2016

High-Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy at Riordan Clinic Offers New Hope to Young Cancer Patient After Chemotherapy Fails

After undergoing failed chemotherapy treatments and the debilitating side effects that go along with them, things are finally looking up for 6 year-old cancer patient, Hoyt Lee. Since starting high-dose intravenous vitamin C therapy at the Riordan Clinic in Wichita, Kansas two and a half years ago, Hoyt’s condition stabilized and is now improving; something his oncologists said would likely never happen. read more »

November 8, 2016

Applied Stem Cell Therapy Expert, Neil Riordan, PhD, Authors “Cell Therapy for Liver Failure: A New Horizon” in Contemporary Liver Transplantation Medical Reference

A new chapter by applied stem cell therapy expert, Neil Riordan, PhD of the Riordan-McKenna Institute, Medistem Labs Panama, and the Stem Cell Institute in Panama entitled, “Cell Therapy for Liver Failure: A New Horizon” is now available in the printed and online medical reference, “Contemporary Liver Transplantation – The Successful Liver Transplant Program”. read more »

September 21, 2016

How Stem Cell Therapy Saved My Son

The Autism Hope Alliance interviews Marty Kelly about how stem cell therapy in Panama saved her son. read more »

September 15, 2016

FDA poised to outlaw breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors using their own fat tissue

New FDA guidance will classify a woman’s own fat tissue as a drug when used in breast reconstruction procedures. read more »

September 13, 2016

FDA DRAFT STEM CELL GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS EXPOSED AS IMPROPER RULEMAKING, BAD SCIENCE AND HEARTLESS PUBLIC POLICY

Today was a good day for people who want continued access stem cells outside of clinic trials, and also for people who want the FDA to allow faster access to this promising technology. read more »

August 31, 2016

Neil Riordan, PhD discusses stem cell therapy on Larry North’s “Better you Show” – CBS KRLD 1080am

"My guest is Dr. Neil Riordan, chairman of MedStem out of Panama. There's so much to talk about. He's published dozens and dozens of scientific articles, [and] internally peer reviewed journals. He's just a cutting edge expert when it comes to stem cells." read more »

August 17, 2016

Stem cell pioneer sets sights on Japan – Japan Times features Neil Riordan, PhD of Medistem Panama

"Japan has a law on the books that allows a company of our size to commercialize such products. That makes it our number one priority. We are gearing up to present our data to regulators, as well holding talks with potential partners over there,” Riordan added. read more »

June 30, 2016

Newsletter June 2016
“I am bone on bone. Can stem stem cell therapy help me?”

Many are under the false impression that because they are "bone on bone" that stem cell therapy cannot help them. Fortunately, this isn't always the case. In fact, many patients who have been told they are "bone on bone" can benefit from stem cell therapy at RMI. read more »

May 26, 2016

US FDA Green Lights Second Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy Patient To Receive Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cells In US

After several promising treatments in Panama using stem cell technology developed by Medistem Panama Inc. at the City of Knowledge in Panama, a 6 year-old Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy patient received his first umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells in the US earlier this year following FDA approval of a second application for a single patient, investigational new drug (IND) for compassionate use. read more »

May 24, 2016

New article concludes US FDA restrictions hampering stem cell therapy progress

An article published this month in Thieme Journal of Knee Surgery entitled, "The Use of Biologic Agents in Athletes with Knee Injuries" concluded that "Biologic agents... are becoming the mainstay of nonoperative therapy in the high-demand athletic population." but "...Unfortunately, strict regulations by the FDA continue to restrict their application in clinical practice." read more »

May 18, 2016

First Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy Patient To Receive Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy In US Turns 30

The first patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to be granted FDA approval for allogeneic adult stem cell therapy in the United States turned 30 this year, well surpassing his original life expectancy and paving the way for future patients, according to non-profit organization Coming Together For A Cure. read more »

May 16, 2016

Knee Pain? Try a little RICE at home!

Knee pain? Try a little RICE at home! If that doesn't work, you might be a candidate for non-surgical stem cell therapy at RMI read more »

February 15, 2016

Dr. McKenna teaches at an orthopedic surgery conference in Milan, Italy.

Dr. McKenna teaching video video conference at the Italian Society of Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy, Sports, Cartilage and Orthopaedic Technologies surgical conference in Milan, Italy read more »

February 15, 2016

Modulation of Cytokines in Cancer Patients by Intravenous Ascorbate Therapy

Positive effects of IV Vitamin C on cytokines and tumor markers read more »

February 5, 2016

Stem Cell Therapy for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries – Jennifer Ziegler’s Story

So if you have a knee injury, back problems, or an orthopedic condition of any kind, I can’t recommend the Riordan-McKenna Institute in Southlake, Tx [Dallas – Fort Worth]. enough! read more »

January 29, 2016

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain and Injuries – Teresa Hamrick’s Story

Registered Nurse and Stem Cell Recipient, Teresa Hamrick tells her uplifting story about how bone marrow stem cell therapy augmented with AlphaGEMS amniotic tissue product got her out of a wheelchair. read more »

January 27, 2016

Why Stem Cells Work: Clinical Trials for Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy

VIDEO: Neil Riordan, PhD speaks at the Riordan-McKenna Institute and Stem Cell Institute fall seminar in Southlake, Texas on October 10, 2015. read more »

January 7, 2016

Stem Cell Therapy: Study finds that autologous bone marrow disc injections significantly reduce lumbar disc pain

Patients suffering from chronic back pain due to degenerative disc disease who were treated by injecting their own bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) into their lumbar discs experienced significant pain reduction 12 months after treatment. read more »

January 5, 2016

Stem Cell-Augmented Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair Yields Excellent Results

CONCLUSION: Excellent results, including no re-ruptures and early mobilisation, were observed in this small cohort with open Achilles tendon repair augmented by BMAC. No adverse outcomes of biologic treatment were observed with this protocol. The efficacy of BMAC in the operative repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures warrants further study. read more »

November 30, 2015

Recent Study Concludes Patients’ Own Stem Cells with Core Decompression Could Delay or Avoid the Need for Hip Replacement

“Since we perform core decompression with stem cell therapy at RMI, we are encouraged to see independent study results published that show the effectiveness of a similar procedure for patients with avascular necrosis of the femoral head,” states Riordan-McKenna Institute Medical Director, Wade McKenna, DO. read more »

November 9, 2015

Study on Compensated Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy by Orthopedic Surgeon and Stem Cell Specialist, Wade McKenna, DO Published in Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

A Study by orthopedic surgeon and stem cell specialist, Dr. Wade McKenna of the Riordan-McKenna Institute entitled, “Outpatient Treatment of Compensated Cuff Arthropathy Using Inlay Arthroplasty With Subscapularis Preservation” is published in the December edition of Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. read more »

October 28, 2015

A New Standard in Bone Marrow Harvesting for Stem Cell Therapy in Orthopedics: Bio-MAC at Riordan-McKenna Institute

  The reason that bone marrow harvesting has earned a bad reputation over the years for being very painful is because of the way many doctors do it. Some doctors use a mallet with an Imbibe bone marrow aspiration needle, which looks similar to that nail-like contraption you see the doctor pounding into the patient’s read more »

October 20, 2015

Study Shows Bone Marrow Stem Cells Help Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow patients show significant improvement after bone marrow stem cell therapy read more »

September 3, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – UCLA Wide Receiver and Canadian Decathlon Standout Zack Bornstein Bounces Back After Stem Cell Therapy at Riordan-McKenna Institute

MRI confirms complete healing of hamstring eight weeks after Dr. Wade McKenna administered guided injections of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) harvested with BioMAC (patent pending) bone marrow aspiration cannula and AlphGEMS amniotic tissue product at the Riordan-McKenna Institute. read more »

September 1, 2015

UCLA Wide Receiver and Canadian Decathlon Standout Zack Bornstein Bounces Back After Stem Cell Therapy

UCLA wide receiver and Canadian decathlon standout, Zack Bornstein suffered a hamstring tear 18 months ago. Conventional treatment and therapy were not working so Zack decided to undergo stem cell therapy at Riordan-McKenna Institute in late June 2015. Dr. McKenna treated Zack with precisely guided injections of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) harvested with the read more »

August 28, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – Dallas-Fort Worth Stem Cell Researchers Use Amniotic Tissue To Successfully Treat Non-Healing Surgical Wound

AlphaPATCH dehydrated amniotic membrane patch successfully treats non-healing surgical wound. read more »

August 21, 2015

Stem Cell Therapy for ACL Tear – “Total recover in 6 weeks, not 9 months!”

Successful ACL treatment with stem cells at Riordan-McKenna Instutute in Dallas - Fort Worth read more »

August 5, 2015

Case report of non-healing surgical wound treated with dehydrated human amniotic membrane

Sterile, dehydrated amniotic tissue AlphaPatches (containing trophic factors known to enhance wound healing) have proven effective in completely healing an otherwise non-healing wound. read more »

June 9, 2015

Dr. McKenna with Professional Volleyball Player, Madelaynne Montaño

Dr. McKenna with Madelaynne Montaño Caicedo. Madelaynne is a female volleyball player from Colombia, who won the silver medal at the 2012 FIVB Club World Championship playing with Fenerbahçe Istanbul. Here is Madelaynne in action!

May 20, 2015

Riordan-McKenna Institute to be Featured in PBS TV Special on Stem Cell Therapy in Orthopedics

PBS recently visited the Riordan-McKenna Institute in Dallas – Forth Worth to interview Dr. Riordan and Dr. McKenna for a TV special. They also visited Parkway Surgical and Cardiovascular Hospital to film Dr. McKenna performed a stem cell-augmented knee arthroscopy. Dr. McKenna also treats patients non-surgically with Stemnexa, a combination of bone marrow aspirate concentrate read more »

May 6, 2015

Will stem cell injections fix my knee?

Will a stem cell injection fix my knee? The answer is, "It depends". Stem cell injections are not a panacea that will fix every knee injury regardless of type and severity. For example, a patient might have loose bodies like cartilage or bone fragments inside their knee joint, which can cause painful inflammation, degeneration of the joint and “catching” of the knee. These loose bodies must be surgically removed. Stem cell injections are not going to make them go away. However, stem cells and other biologics like AlphaGEMS amniotic tissue product can be used to promote faster healing after loose bodies are removed with minimally invasive surgery. read more »

October 30, 2014

Riordan-McKenna Institute Founders, Neil Riordan, PhD and Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Wade McKenna Present at the Mid American Regenerative and Cellular Medicine Showcase

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 On October 26th at the Mid American Regenerative and Cellular Medicine Showcase in Chicago, leading applied stem cell research scientist Neil Riordan, PhD and Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Wade McKenna presented talks on New Techniques for Enhancing Stem Cell Therapy Effectiveness and Orthopedic Surgical Applications For Stem Cells. Dr. Riordan read more »

October 6, 2014

Stem Cells Used to Successfully Treat Chronic Achilles Tendon Injury

Ocala, FL, October 06, 2014 –(PR.com)-– Biologic Therapies, Inc. (BTI), a company that specializes in the design and development of medical devices and procedures for the regenerative medicine market, announced today that its products have been used to successfully treat a chronically injured Achilles tendon with stem cell therapy. A case report, titled ‘Minimally Invasive read more »