Hello, this is Adam Katz.
And the title of my presentation is
"Stem Cells from Adipose Tissue."
I am an associate
professor in the division
of plastic surgery at the
University of Florida.
As part of full disclosure, I would
like to mention that I am a named
inventor on issued and or
pending patents related
to the adipose field, including
adipose-derived cells and matrix.
And I have in the past received
royalties related to this IP.
I also serve on the
board of directors
or have been a founder
on at least two companies
that operate in this field.
As a brief overview
for my presentation,
I will be giving a brief background
on the adipose-derived cell,
as well as some of the
past and current science
related to these cells.
We'll also discuss briefly some of
the regulatory issues surrounding
the translation of
and then the translation and
commercialization of these cells
To begin, let's discuss adipose
tissue, which is a tissue many
of us are well aware
of and have learned
about in medical school or
other stages of training.
Many of us were taught that
the function of adipose tissue
was simply for storing
energy and providing
padding to important structures.
There are two main physiological
subcompartments of adipose tissue.
One is the parenchyma, which is
the functional part of the tissue.
In this case the adipocyte,
which stores energy.
And surrounding this is the stroma,
or the connective or supportive
structural framework of a tissue.
In this case, lots of fibroblasts
and endothelial vascular
We now know that adipose
tissue in extremely
complex and dynamic endocrine organ.
And from our standpoint, for
the purpose of this talk,
we'll be talking about the
regenerative potential of cells
and factors that are
derived from this tissue.