Adipose tissue is the primary source of mesenchymal stem cells (adipose tissue stem cells, or ADSCs) for clinical and experimental use. The reason? Significant quantities can be taken without the risk of serious health consequences. Not only that, but the treatments can be carried out starting from a small sample of fat.
Stem cells taken from adipose tissue can be multiplied in the laboratory to obtain significant numbers of cells to be used in clinical applications, starting from only 10 ml of fat.