February 19, 2020

Regenerative Medicine for Knee Arthritis at Riordan Medical Institute – Roger Brown

Riordan treatment protocols combine a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells with an amniotic membrane tissue product called Signature Matrix and/or an umbilical cord tissue product called Signature cord to treat bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and cartilage damage in the knee. The amniotic we use is composed of collagens and other structural proteins, which provide read more »

February 3, 2020

Joe Rogan and UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman Discuss Stem Cell Therapy in Panama and Dallas

Joe Rogan - "And it took, you know my mom’s in her 70’s, so it took a while, but about 8 months in the pain went away. And then I sent her down for a second time and looks, even more improvement. Hey, what’s really crazy is I saw her over Christmas and she looked younger." read more »

January 9, 2020

The Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine Opens at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences

"We would like to thank Dr. Riordan for one of the largest and most impactful donations in our school's history. His generous contribution enables us to pursue the development of safe and effective methods of non-opioid pain management, which has been a deep, personal passion of Dr. Riordan's for many years," stated president and CEO, Paul Mittman, ND, EdD. read more »

December 19, 2019

Regenerative Medicine for Shoulders and Back Pain – Ann Sandberg’s Story

I was no stranger to this clinic; three years earlier, they had provided stem cell-augmented shoulder reconstruction to me, a Master Swimmer, who could no longer lift my arm out of the water to swim. I was back in the water swimming a 3-mile open-water race at seven months, and I was confident that, if anyone could help me, it was RMI. read more »

December 5, 2019

VIDEO: Stem Cell Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Professional Musician, Charley D.

After the clinic a couple months. I've got pretty much 90 degrees here. No pain. My hands aren't going numb anymore. My arms aren't going numb. read more »

October 25, 2019

Stem Cell Therapy at Riordan Medical Institute Helps Jiu Jitsu Practitioner Avoid Labrum and SI joint Surgery

Needless to say, I started training Jiu-Jitsu and lifting again full time at 11 weeks post Stem Cells and I'm getting stronger every day. Its been a very long 6 months for me but I recognize this is part of my journey. I am writing to let others know that these two methods DID work for me. read more »

October 16, 2019

Dr. Riordan Shares Video of Umbilical Cord Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Dividing

Dividing umbilical cord mesenchymal cells. #stemcells #life #mesenchymal #stemcelltherapy #neilriordan @RMI_StemCells @Stemcellspanama #timelapse #cirm — Neil Riordan (@neilriordan) October 16, 2019

September 12, 2019

VIDEO – Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain – Ellen

I mean, my horrible crunching pain was literally gone by the time I got home. And I feel like a new person. People have noticed the change in my persona because now I'm happy and I'm not in pain, and I would say to anybody, "If you're suffering from pain and somebody is wanting to do some big procedure on you think about it twice. Come see Dr. Herrera. read more »

July 10, 2019

VIDEO – Human Umbilical Cord Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hUC-MSCs) for Autism and Multiple Sclerosis – Christian Diaz MD

Learn about stem cell therapy for autism and multiple sclerosis at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama read more »

June 17, 2019

Allogeneic Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children: Safety Profile and Effect on Cytokine Levels

Of these, five (62.5%) improved from CARS scores indicating mild or moderate autism to below the threshold for autism, and three (37.5%) improved from symptoms of severe autism to below the threshold for autism. read more »

June 14, 2019

The Effect of Umbilical Cord-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation in a Patient with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report.

Improvements were observed especially in functional scales except for the Tardieu Scale, and no adverse effects were detected aside from a slight pain in the back. read more »

June 6, 2019

VIDEO – Regenerative Medicine the Future of Interventional Orthopedics: Rudy Herrera, MD

Rudy Herrera, MD is the medical director at Riordan Medical Institute (RMI) in Southlake, Texas. Dr. Herrera is board certified in interventional pain management.In this video, Dr. Herrera discusses: conventional pain management techniques and compares cortisone to stem cell treatments, what types of conditions orthopedic regenerative medicine can help, rotator cuff tear study that compares read more »

June 4, 2019

Neil Riordan, PA, PhD Interview with Arnold Caplan, PhD, Professor of Biology and Director, Skeletal Research Center at Case Western Reserve University

The "father of the mesenchymal stem cell", Arnold Caplan, discusses stem cell therapy with Neil Riordan, PA, PhD read more »

June 3, 2019

VIDEO – The Wild West of Stem Cells in the United States – Roberta Shapiro, DO, FAAPM&R

Dr. Roberta Shapiro, Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University Medical Center discusses the “Wild West of Stem Cells in the United States. read more »

May 17, 2019

VIDEO: Neil Riordan, PA, PhD discusses Stem Cells: Their Role in Aging and in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

Dr. Riordan discusses stem cell therapy at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. read more »

April 29, 2019

UFC Welterweight Champ Kamaru Usman visits Riordan Medical Institute for Stem Cell Therapy

You never know who you might run into at Riordan Medical Institute. We are all looking forward to watching your UFC title defense Kamaru! View this post on Instagram Just doing our RMI thing! Everyday #stemcelltherapy #ufc A post shared by Riordan Medical Institute (@rmiclinic) on Apr 22, 2019 at 12:46pm PDT

April 11, 2019

Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tears – Edward Hicks

" I am able to do things I didn’t think I would ever be able to do. I have no problem showing this off. I can actually lift and I get a band and go all the way around without any pain. " read more »

April 9, 2019

Spinal cord injury patients receiving BMMSC show improvements compared to control group

This 2013 study features a treatment group (who received bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells)  and a control group (who did not receive cells). 20 patients were in the treatment group and 20 in the control group, for a total of 40 patients with spinal cord injuries. The MSCs were harvested from the bone marrow of the read more »

April 5, 2019

Early study (2008) of bone marrow stem cells for spinal cord injury

Research on the treatment of spinal cord injury with cells from bone marrow aspirate was already ongoing more than a decade ago. This 2008 study followed 8 patients for for 2 years after receiving an average of 90 million CD34 cells directly to the spinal cord with no serious adverse events. The patients reported improvements read more »

April 2, 2019

MSCs: A step forward for mitochondrial diseases

Mitochondria are extremely important for cells, as they produce the energy they need to carry out their tasks in a normal, healthy body. So when mitochondria can’t or won’t function as they are supposed to, serious conditions or diseases can develop. This 2018 study from Canada shows that human mesenchymal stem cells can interact with read more »

March 18, 2019

Early treatment with BMMSC for spinal cord injury results in long-term benefits

The earlier, the better: in spinal cord injuries, treatment with mesenchymal stem cells may make a difference if applied soon after trauma. In this 2015 Polish case report, a 15 year old girl was treated with bone marrow MSC just 21 days after injury. She was paraplegic at the start of treatment (able to move read more »

March 9, 2019

Repeated doses of bone marrow MSCs bring nerve pain relief in spinal cord injury patients

Neuropathic pain, also known as nerve pain or neuralgia, occurs when there is damage to the nerves; it is one of the major consequences of spinal cord injury. In this study based in Spain, 10 patients received a dose of 100 million bone marrow MSCs, repeated at 4 months and 7 months. No adverse events read more »

February 25, 2019

Stem Cell Therapy in Panama Featured on Fox 4 Sports in Dallas-Fort Worth

On Sunday, February 24th, Fox 4 Sports in Dallas-Fort Worth aired a feature story about one of Dr. Riordan’s clinic’s patients, Sam Harrell. Sam is head football coach at Ennis High School in Texas. Sam was forced to retired from coaching several years ago due to multiple sclerosis but is now back on the field read more »

December 11, 2018

FREE SEMINAR – Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain

Join our board-certified interventional pain management specialist, Rudy Herrera, MD for an informal discussion about stem cell therapy for back pain Thurs, Dec 27th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm at Riordan Medical Institute. Register Today: read more »

October 15, 2018

Regenerative Medicine Center Opens at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences team will cut the ribbon for the opening of the new Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine on November 15 at 4:00 p.m. read more »

August 7, 2018

Bantamweight Champ TJ Dillashaw Gives Neil Riordan, PA, PhD a Shout-out at UFC 227

"...One more thing. I'd like to give a big thanks to Dr. Neil Riordan.. helped me get to this fight. I mean, I went through a lot..." read more »

November 8, 2017

Famed South and North Pole Explorer, Robert Swan Gets Stem Cell Therapy

Thank you so much for everything. This I know has really set me up for the South Pole. THANK YOU ALL. We leave on November 7th from the USA. Start for the South Pole On foot on November 15th or 20th weather depending. INTENDING to reach the South Pole January 14th ..600 miles on foot. read more »

September 20, 2017

“Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide – How Stem Cells are Disrupting Medicine and Transforming Lives” – A New Book by Stem Cell Expert, Dr. Neil Riordan, Is On Sale Now

“Neil takes readers on a riveting journey through the past, present and future of stem cell therapy. His well-researched, educational and entertaining book could change your life. I highly recommend it.” - Tony Robbins, NY Times #1 Bestselling Author read more »

August 15, 2017

Dr. Riordan at the Mesenchymal Stem Cell Conference in Cleveland with Arnold Caplan, PhD

Neil Riordan, PhD with Professor Arnold Caplan, PhD at the Mesenchymal Stem Cell Conference in Cleveland. read more »

February 2, 2017

MSC reverses opioid tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia in rodents

Opioids are commonly prescribed to millions of patients for chronic pain. While they bring pain relief, they are associated with opioid tolerance (OT) – the body grows used to opioid medication and requires higher doses to manage pain adequately. Another condition associated with opioid use is opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH), where the patient grows even more read more »

November 16, 2016

High-Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy at Riordan Clinic Offers New Hope to Young Cancer Patient After Chemotherapy Fails

After undergoing failed chemotherapy treatments and the debilitating side effects that go along with them, things are finally looking up for 6 year-old cancer patient, Hoyt Lee. Since starting high-dose intravenous vitamin C therapy at the Riordan Clinic in Wichita, Kansas two and a half years ago, Hoyt’s condition stabilized and is now improving; something his oncologists said would likely never happen. read more »

November 8, 2016

Applied Stem Cell Therapy Expert, Neil Riordan, PhD, Authors “Cell Therapy for Liver Failure: A New Horizon” in Contemporary Liver Transplantation Medical Reference

A new chapter by applied stem cell therapy expert, Neil Riordan, PhD of the Riordan-McKenna Institute, Medistem Labs Panama, and the Stem Cell Institute in Panama entitled, “Cell Therapy for Liver Failure: A New Horizon” is now available in the printed and online medical reference, “Contemporary Liver Transplantation – The Successful Liver Transplant Program”. read more »

September 21, 2016

How Stem Cell Therapy Saved My Son

The Autism Hope Alliance interviews Marty Kelly about how stem cell therapy in Panama saved her son. read more »

September 15, 2016

FDA poised to outlaw breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors using their own fat tissue

New FDA guidance will classify a woman’s own fat tissue as a drug when used in breast reconstruction procedures. read more »

September 13, 2016


Today was a good day for people who want continued access stem cells outside of clinic trials, and also for people who want the FDA to allow faster access to this promising technology. read more »

August 31, 2016

Neil Riordan, PhD discusses stem cell therapy on Larry North’s “Better you Show” – CBS KRLD 1080am

"My guest is Dr. Neil Riordan, chairman of MedStem out of Panama. There's so much to talk about. He's published dozens and dozens of scientific articles, [and] internally peer reviewed journals. He's just a cutting edge expert when it comes to stem cells." read more »

August 17, 2016

Stem cell pioneer sets sights on Japan – Japan Times features Neil Riordan, PhD of Medistem Panama

"Japan has a law on the books that allows a company of our size to commercialize such products. That makes it our number one priority. We are gearing up to present our data to regulators, as well holding talks with potential partners over there,” Riordan added. read more »

May 26, 2016

US FDA Green Lights Second Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy Patient To Receive Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cells In US

After several promising treatments in Panama using stem cell technology developed by Medistem Panama Inc. at the City of Knowledge in Panama, a 6 year-old Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy patient received his first umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells in the US earlier this year following FDA approval of a second application for a single patient, investigational new drug (IND) for compassionate use. read more »

May 24, 2016

New article concludes US FDA restrictions hampering stem cell therapy progress

An article published this month in Thieme Journal of Knee Surgery entitled, "The Use of Biologic Agents in Athletes with Knee Injuries" concluded that "Biologic agents... are becoming the mainstay of nonoperative therapy in the high-demand athletic population." but "...Unfortunately, strict regulations by the FDA continue to restrict their application in clinical practice." read more »

May 18, 2016

First Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy Patient To Receive Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy In US Turns 30

The first patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to be granted FDA approval for allogeneic adult stem cell therapy in the United States turned 30 this year, well surpassing his original life expectancy and paving the way for future patients, according to non-profit organization Coming Together For A Cure. read more »

May 16, 2016

Knee Pain? Try a little RICE at home!

Knee pain? Try a little RICE at home! If that doesn't work, you might be a candidate for non-surgical stem cell therapy at RMI read more »

February 15, 2016

Modulation of Cytokines in Cancer Patients by Intravenous Ascorbate Therapy

Positive effects of IV Vitamin C on cytokines and tumor markers read more »

January 7, 2016

Stem Cell Therapy: Study finds that autologous bone marrow disc injections significantly reduce lumbar disc pain

Patients suffering from chronic back pain due to degenerative disc disease who were treated by injecting their own bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) into their lumbar discs experienced significant pain reduction 12 months after treatment. read more »

January 5, 2016

Stem Cell-Augmented Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair Yields Excellent Results

CONCLUSION: Excellent results, including no re-ruptures and early mobilisation, were observed in this small cohort with open Achilles tendon repair augmented by BMAC. No adverse outcomes of biologic treatment were observed with this protocol. The efficacy of BMAC in the operative repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures warrants further study. read more »

November 30, 2015

Recent Study Concludes Patients’ Own Stem Cells with Core Decompression Could Delay or Avoid the Need for Hip Replacement

Avascular hip necrosis patients treated with a combination of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) and surgical core decompression experienced significant improvements that could delay or avoid the need for hip replacement. read more »

October 20, 2015

Study Shows Bone Marrow Stem Cells Help Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow patients show significant improvement after bone marrow stem cell therapy read more »

August 28, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – Dallas-Fort Worth Stem Cell Researchers Use Amniotic Tissue To Successfully Treat Non-Healing Surgical Wound

AlphaPATCH dehydrated amniotic membrane patch successfully treats non-healing surgical wound. read more »

August 5, 2015

Case report of non-healing surgical wound treated with dehydrated human amniotic membrane

Sterile, dehydrated amniotic tissue AlphaPatches (containing trophic factors known to enhance wound healing) have proven effective in completely healing an otherwise non-healing wound. read more »