British Ambassador hosts Gala Dinner for BioEDEN Mexico in Official Residence
On 09/21/2011, by BioEDEN
On September 8, BioEDEN Mexico held a gala dinner at the official residence of Judith Macgregor, Her Majesty’s British Ambassador. Guests included leading members of the health sector and prestigious dentists in Mexico, business leaders, politicians and researchers.
Among the guests of honour were: Heather Christine Bogle, New Zealand Ambassador in Mexico, Dr. Arturo Dib Kuri, Director General of CENATRA (National Transplant Centre) representing the Federal Ministry of Health; Jeff Johnson, one of the founders of BioEDEN; Dr. Rodrigo Liceaga, Maxillofacial Surgery Hospital Juarez de Mexico, an active member of the Mexican Dental Association (ADM) of the Federal District Dental Association (ADDF) and the International Dental Federation (FDI); Dr. Clemente Ibarra, Head of Sport Orthopaedics and Arthroscopy / Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Cell Therapy, National Institute of Rehabilitation (INR); Dr. Roberto Valencia, founder and former president of the Mexican Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, Chairman of the Advisory Group of the Academy of Paediatric Dentistry 2001-2002, Chairman of Scientific Committee of the Federation 1999-2001 Mexican Dental Association; Mr. Victor Saadia, Director of Operations BioEDEN Mexico, the first Dental Stem Cell Bank in Mexico and the world; Dr. Marc Saadia, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Clinical Paediatric Dentistry and a member of the Medical Council of BioEDEN Mexico.
Key discussions highlighted the fact that today the regenerative stem cell therapy has become one of the most important advances in medicine as were the advent of antibiotics, vaccines, transfusions blood and birth control, which in the beginning caused confusion and doubt about efficacy, and today are essential in our lives. A breakthrough in this area is the use of dental stem cells which are by far the most natural, non-invasive source of stem cells and are easy to collect when teeth are shed or extracted.
BioEDEN, one of the largest and most recognized dental stem cell banks in the world, has the first agency dedicated to preserving dental stem cells in Mexico. Stem cells from baby teeth and wisdom teeth, are an abundant source of cells. “Stem cell treatments are the pillars of tomorrow’s medicine, allowing diseased and dysfunctional cells to be replaced with functional healthy cells. Through dental cell preservation, BioEDEN Mexico brings real promise in regenerative medicine, “said Jeff Johnson, director of global operations BioEDEN.
“The UK has invested over one hundred million pounds in initial research of stem cells and has made significant progress in developing facilities for stem cells and tissue engineering, a sector which the country is internationally recognized as a world leader. BioEDEN is a very good example to position Mexico as a pioneer and leader in providing a service that will change the lives of thousands of people, “said Judith Macgregor, British Ambassador to Mexico, during the dinner given at her residence.
Research to develop clinical applications using dental stem cells is rapidly increasing around the world and the long-term cryo-preservation of stem cells offers a biological health insurance for life.
The event was attended by many leading dentists, who have offered the BioEDEN service of preservation of dental stem cells to their patients for more than 2 years in their offices.