Blue Horizon Stem Cell Video Transcript

Dr. Brian Mehling, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Horizon

Stem cell based therapy is the next really huge advance in medicine. It offers the potential to regenerate all parts of the body, to repair damage, which has been unable to be repaired with any other technology that has been developed in medicine. Its ultimately going to bring down cost, it’s going to improve quality of life, there are almost no side effects, it’s going to really alleviate suffering around the world.

Currently, in the United States, pretty much none of what we are doing is available. There is a tremendous demand and absolutely none of it is being met. There are some persistent misconceptions about stem cell therapy today. Stem cell therapy has been around for about 50 years. The original stem cell treatments were bone marrow transplants for blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, myloma. From there, there became quite a big debate over the use of embryonic and fetal tissue. Fortunately today, you don’t need embryonic or fetal cells to get useful stem cell lines that can be used to treat all these different diseases. So technology has advanced to the point where it is just not necessary to use those sources of stem cells.

What we are doing is using stem cells obtained from placental cord tissue from a healthy baby that’s born with no problems; the mother is healthy, the baby is healthy. Another source of stem cells is the patient themselves. And so that’s called autologous stem cells. What’s really exciting now is that we can take those cells, and take the internal clock of the cell back to a multi-cell embryo before it divided into the different germ layers. You can actually now create a stem cell that would be a precursor to a nerve cell or a liver cell.

Dr. Steven Kendell, Head of Clinica. Research, China

I’m not talking to you about a medication you will take for the rest of your life, I’m not talking about giving you insulin, I’m talking about rebuilding your pancreas. Now, I can’t make a pancreas now, but if we give you stem cells, we can cause some regeneration. We can change the inflammatory process. We can set damage back, certainly.

Dr. Brian Mehling, Chief Medical Officer

Currently we are focused on China because that is where the stem cell revolution is really developing rapidly. There have been 10 patients in comas and after three injections of placental cord stem cells, four of those patients woke up from their comas. One of the patients had a hypothalamic hemorrhage and that patient was in a coma for two months. We actually wrote this up in a research paper, and after the three injections, the patient woke up, and is now living a pretty normal lifestyle. The patient is walking, talking, eating, drinking, everything independently. The patient has had a really dramatic improvement in symptoms.

We had another patient that had intrathecal injections. So, we met her family, and we were able to witness the severe pain she was in. She had a liver metabolizing problem with copper. This resulted in muscle spasticity and severe pain and also central nervous system problems. So she received three placental cord injections. When I went back about 6 weeks later to Wuhan with another group of people for stem cell treatments. We took at two-hour ride out to the village where she lived with her family and were able to see the remarkable improvement in her condition. Now she is not requiring any pain medicine at all. She was able to stand, walk, talk, and bathe; all these different things by herself. She is still having a little trouble eating by herself but she is still making dramatic improvements every week. And so the hope is that she is able to get back to school, as she is only 16 years old. So without that stem cell treatment she almost certainly would have died from the disease.

Karina Tyler, Executive Development Director

When I saw, I was totally amazed. She could not even lay down in bed straight. I went to her house and I could see her walking. She was smiling for us. She was waiving and she was sending kisses. She was very receptive to the doctors. I could see with my eyes someone who was about to die and I saw that her life was being saved by this treatment.

Dr. Brian Mehling, Chief Medical Officer

The initial facilities that we are going to roll out are going to be in areas that we are going to be able to do stem cell treatments. The plan now is to begin developing these laboratories around the world. Eastern Europe, Central and South America and the third is the Asian rim. We lease space in a local medical facility, preferably a hospital where we are going to have operating rooms and some existing laboratory equipment and then of course we need to hire and train staff and then from there we begin treating patients.

Ms. Doreen Santora, Chief Operating Officer

The goal of patients who live in the community don’t have to leave the community to get excellent healthcare. The healthcare will be so wonderful that it will cause medical tourism.

Dr. Brian Mehling, Chief Medical Officer

The Blue Horizon medical facility will bring more than just stem cell treatment. It will bring medical tourism; it will bring stimulus to the whole local economy. Will be bringing high technology jobs, very high paying jobs. We will be teaching and helping other local doctors and nurses increase their ability to provide high very quality care, and then just infrastructure improvements in the economy. Everything from restaurants and florists and hotels see an improvement when a medical facility is up and running. We expect that the training we provide to local doctors and nurses as well as the help with getting joint commission international accreditation is going to help the other medical facilities in the area also improve their medical care delivery.

Additionally, we do have a charitable component to Blue Horizon so we will be treating charity patients as well in all the markets we are going to be entering into. Basically Blue Horizon is looking to align with medical experts and influential people in our target markets. So, people that have connections with medical structure, with licensing and accreditation, investment banking and people who want to get involved with basically the stem cell revolution. It is going to be a really exciting industry to be involved in and has tremendous potential to alleviate human suffering. Absolutely incredible cost saving potential for health care systems that are really struggling with the cost of health care related programs.

Doreen Santora, Chief Operating Officer

We have very high standards. We will have systems in place. Everything the employees do when it comes to taking care of patients or when it comes to cleaning floors will be monitored. That we would work with people in other countries with our physicians our nurses, our entire team in developing world class healthcare systems.