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What is the difference between stem cell therapy in the United States and Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico

What is the difference between stem cell therapy in the United States and Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico

One of the most common questions we get in the field of stem cell therapy and regenerative Medicine is: what is the difference between stem cell therapy in the United States and Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico?

A very fair question and a tricky one, that can be addressed by three main aspects:

  1. Price.
  2. Regulations.
  3. Bedside Manner.

Cost of Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico

Pricing of Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico, United States or any other part of the world is tied with local regulations. Accessible pricing means underregulated procedure, while regulations tend to make stem cell therapy more costly. In most countries, regulations for stem cell therapies are confusing and overwhelming (more on this in the next paragraph), not only on the legal aspect but also on the financial and bureaucratic expenditures.  If stem cell treatments protocols vary from clinic to clinic, just imagine how it can vary from country to country. Considering Stem Cell Treatments with a regulated protocol under a fully licensed setting, on average costs  80%  more in the United States when compared to Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico.

Regulations of Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico   

    One of the most robust and respected government institutions in Mexico is COFEPRIS (Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios.) the mexican version of the FDA. Complying with the regulations and protocols established by the federal agency is an ongoing and arduous task that few clinics and/or doctors can keep up with. As an example, here is the list of licences a stem cell treatment center needs to have to operate in Mexico:

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Progenitor or Trunk Cell Bank
  • Trunk Cell Bank
  • Progenitor or Stem Cell Collection Center
  • Trunk Cell Collection Center
  • Progenitor Cell Bank
  • Collection Center
  • Provision and Bank of Progenitor or Stem Cells for Transplant Purposes

This highly regulated environment in Mexico is actually beneficial for international patients looking to have stem cell therapy in Mexico. Thanks to these strict regulations, Stem Cell Treatment centers in Mexico can offer the safest protocol, making Mexico one of preferred stem cell treatment destinations in the world.

Regulation of Stem Cell Therapies in the United States is too extreme or too lax, leaving ample leeway to deregulation. The FDA allows stem cell therapy in the US if and only if they are minimally manipulated and are used for an autologous treatment. Cells may not be expanded nor used to treat multiple conditions, unless a clinical trial is approved by the FDA which requires adhering to a very complex protocol uplifting the cost exponentially. What this policy has accomplished is that most stem cell clinics in the United States follow the deregulated path turning the field of cell therapies in the United States into the Wild West of dubious cell treatments.

Bedside Manner.

There is also another aspect as important as the mentioned above that differentiates the field of regenerative medicine of Mexico from the United States: bedside manner.  Mexican caregivers tend to offer a more empathic service and get involved more with the patients.  Making it easier and natural for Stem Cell Treatment Centers in Mexico to offer a holistic and human approach to regenerative medicine.

If you are considering Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico or would to know more about the context of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapies in Mexico, feel free to contact us at 1 (888) 443 6235 or send an email to

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