Researchers are of the opinion that ADSC are easy to use as there are no ethical issues involved as compared to embryonic stem cells. As ADSC come from the patients themselves and not from embryos that are destroyed in the process of extracting their stem cells, their use bypasses the ethical dilemmas that divides many researchers. “Against embryonic stem cells, its needless to say that adipose tissue derived cells have no ethical issue of destruction of a potential life for harvesting stem cells,” explains Dr Abraham
Some researchers think it is too early to talk about the ADSC therapy and want to wait for long-term study results. “Too early to say which therapy is better. Long term studies are essential to prove their efficacy against the bone marrow stem cells which are in clinical practice for bone marrow transplantation as well as primary organ failures for long,” says Dr Abraham.