Plant cells can have different degrees of maturation. The cell maturation and developmental stage will affect the production of active substances. A plant stem cell is an undifferentiated precursor cell, which has not yet started to differentiate. Upon receiving developmental signals the process of differentiation starts. Depending on the signal, the cell will differentiate into different cell types, with the ability to produce different substances.
The use of plant stem cells as a source of active ingredients within health beneficial treatments (e.g. skin care, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals) is an innovative trend that is predicted to continue to grow. By selecting plant stem cell extracts/plant materials from plants which have a traditional beneficial use within wound healing, skin care or as health supplements, we believe that the beneficial effect of the plant stem cell technology can be even larger.