MS cells and tissue products are obtained from volunteers participating in an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Human Subject Committee approved donor program. All donors sign an informed consent form and are aware that these cells are used for research purposes. Donors must be over the age of 18.
See our entire inventory of Multiple Sclerosis cells below.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) also known as (Disseminated Sclerosis or Encephalomyelitis Disseminata) is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged leading to demyelination and scarring.
The disease usually occurs in young adults and is more common in women than in men. In MS the body’s own immune system attacks the myelin. When myelin is lost, the axons can no longer effectively conduct electrical signals.
Most likely MS occurs as a result of some combination of genetic, environmental, and infectious factors. Epidemiological studies of MS have provided hints on possible causes for the disease however the exact cause of the disease is still unknown.
Multiple Sclerosis specimens can be used in preclinical research, drug discovery, drug toxicity, biomarker development, and pre-selection of indication for clinical trials.