DUBLIN, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pcgfhj/cell_therapy) has announced the addition of a new report "Global Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies" to their offering.
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This report describes and evaluates cell therapy technologies and methods, which have already started to play an important role in the practice of medicine. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is replacing the old fashioned bone marrow transplants. Role of cells in drug discovery is also described. Cell therapy is bound to become a part of medical practice.
Stem cells are discussed in detail in one chapter. Some light is thrown on the current controversy of embryonic sources of stem cells and comparison with adult sources. Other sources of stem cells such as the placenta, cord blood and fat removed by liposuction are also discussed. Stem cells can also be genetically modified prior to transplantation.
Cell therapy technologies overlap with those of gene therapy, cancer vaccines, drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Pharmaceutical applications of stem cells including those in drug discovery are also described. Various types of cells used, methods of preparation and culture, encapsulation and genetic engineering of cells are discussed. Sources of cells, both human and animal (xenotransplantation) are discussed. Methods of delivery of cell therapy range from injections to surgical implantation using special devices.
Cell therapy has applications in a large number of disorders. The most important are diseases of the nervous system and cancer which are the topics for separate chapters. Other applications include cardiac disorders (myocardial infarction and heart failure), diabetes mellitus, diseases of bones and joints, genetic disorders, and wounds of the skin and soft tissues.
Regulatory and ethical issues involving cell therapy are important and are discussed. Current political debate on the use of stem cells from embryonic sources (hESCs) is also presented. Safety is an essential consideration of any new therapy and regulations for cell therapy are those for biological preparations.
Key Topics Covered:
Part I: Technologies, Ethics & Regulations
1. Introduction to Cell Therapy
2. Cell Therapy Technologies
3. Stem Cells
4. Clinical Applications of Cell Therapy
5. Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disorders
6. Cell Therapy for Cancer
7. Cell Therapy for Neurological Disorders
8. Ethical, Legal and Political Aspects of Cell therapy
9. Safety and Regulatory Aspects of Cell Therapy
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