Welcome to the Art of Aging Mindfully podcast, where we explore different ways to live a long and healthy life.
I’m your host, Jai Sugrim. In this episode, we'll be talking about a groundbreaking technology that can help us preserve our current cells for future use, and potentially grow new tissues and organs.
Our guest today is Dr. Drew Taylor, a longevity science expert and the founder of Acorn Biolabs. He'll be sharing his insights on stem cell banking and its potential benefits for human health.
Segment 1: The Science of Stem Cells
In the first segment, Dr. Taylor explains what stem cells are and how they can be used to regenerate tissues and organs. He shares the latest research in stem cell biology and how it can help us live longer, healthier lives.
Segment 2: Banking Your Stem Cells
In the second segment, Dr. Taylor discusses his company, Acorn Biolabs, and how it enables people to bank their own stem cells for future use. He explains how the process works, how many stem cells can be banked, and what the potential benefits are. He also discusses the ethics and safety of stem cell banking and how it is regulated.
Segment 3: The Future of Stem Cell Technology
In the final segment, Dr. Taylor discusses the future of stem cell technology and how it could transform healthcare. He shares his vision for a world where people can use their own stem cells to regenerate damaged tissues and organs, and how this could revolutionize the treatment of diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's, and heart disease. He also discusses the challenges that need to be overcome in order to make this vision a reality.
About Acorn Biolabs:
Founded in 2017, Acorn Biolabs is a Toronto-based healthcare technology company focused on giving everyone access to the future of cell-based medicine with the world’s first non-invasive, follicle-based cell collection and cryopreservation service.
Acorn’s services are offered at partner clinic locations, with availability across Canada and Southern California. Their cell banking services are also available as a part of employee benefits programs for a growing list of businesses and organizations.
Acorn is actively involved in scientific research with some of the top healthcare and education institutions in North America including: National Research Council of Canada,the University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital, the University of Calgary and others.
ABOUT DREW TAYLOR, PhD MSc.
As a pioneer and entrepreneur in the field of regenerative medicine, Dr. Drew Taylor is on a mission to make the promise of regenerative medicine accessible and personalized for everyone. Prior to co-founding Acorn in 2017, Drew spent several years as Chief Science Officer at Epic Capital Management working across the flourishing biotech start-up community. Previous to his role at Epic Capital, Drew spent time as part of the Mount Sinai Hospital Bioengineering of Skeletal Tissues Team. Drew received his undergraduate and Master’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan and went on to complete a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Dr. Taylor has also enjoyed a successful career in professional minor league baseball as a pitcher for both the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies, charting parallel paths across both professional sports and science.
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