Amazing new medical research could one day provide us with a way to grow new body parts that become injured or diseased.
It's the stuff right out of science fiction, but it's becoming a reality at this University of North Dakota laboratory in Grand Forks.
Our camera wasn't allowed inside this "clean" lab. But, inside liquid nitrogen is being used to deep freeze people's cell and tissue samples.
Demonstration: "Now we can actually extract the petals. Hold out your hand. It's safe, just crush them. Woman: "Whoa, that's chilly."
You've probably seen liquid nitrogen used in demonstrations.
However, at Next Healthcare Inc, they'll deep freeze your tissue and cell samples for years. One day your body's own cells may be used in medical procedures that could help you grow new, body parts that become injured or diseased.
Vin singh, Next Healthcare: "There's a lot of people think a lot of things going on are science fiction. But they're not. It's fact. So, they can actually grow simple organs in the lab today. They've grown tracheas. They've grown urethras and transplanted them into people and they're normal and fully functional."
Marni England, Next Healthcare: "In research they are looking at auto-immune's, cancers. They're looking at growing cartlidge, treating heart disease, spinal cord, orthopedic injuries."
Next Healthcare is betting you want to bank some of your cell samples today, to protect your health tomorrow.
Next Healthcare already has a network of 7 doctors in Fargo and Grand Forks, who will extract cell and tissue samples from you for storage.
If you'd like to learn more about all this, go online to: www.NextHealthcareInc.com