Celltex Therapeutics Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stanley Jones, was invited to speak at the Hope4Minds “Making Connections” conference on Saturday, October 14 in Austin, Texas. “Making Connections” is a pediatric injury resource fair and conference sponsored by Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas and presented by Hope4Minds and the Texas Brain Injury Alliance. The purpose of the annual event is to connect families and provide helpful resources and education on the topic of pediatric brain injuries.
Jones presented the qualities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and their potential as a 21st century option for pediatric brain injuries. Jones also shared inspirational testimonials from Celltex clients, including the story of 11-year-old Braden Heckendorn, who suffered a pediatric brain injury in December 2013 that left him unable to walk, speak, and see. In January 2017, Braden harnessed the power of hundreds of millions of his own mesenchymal stem cells, thanks to the proprietary technology made possible by Celltex. Braden’s vision improved dramatically, and he is now able to read on his own. He can also walk, run and use his hands more and more. His family also notes that his cognition has improved along with his memory.
Celltex continues its mission to advance the field of regenerative medicine through its proprietary adult stem cell technology and its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated laboratory in Houston. To learn more, visit www.celltexbank.com.