This whole procedure is a fairly quick procedure. The procedure to harvest the stem cells takes about 15 or 20 minutes and it's done through two little punctures in the skin- one on each side of the abdomen. And then beyond that, it takes about an hour and a quarter or so to concentrate and purify the stem cells so they can be reintroduced either intravenously or intra-articularly into a joint to help repair a specific area of damage.
Major stem-cell research is currently being conducted worldwide with tremendous results- seeking more ways of harvesting the stem cells and how to take the adult stem cell and reprogram it back into a pluripotent cell. so they can use it to regrow new organs or regrow whatever damaged area of the body that the person has, and basically be able to make people more bionic and rejuvenate them with these new organs and tissues.