All about stem cell therapy
What is stem cell therapy?
Cell therapy is a therapy that induces regeneration for restoring damaged or diseased cells using living cells. It is known to be used for new drug development, toxicology testing, biomarker and much more. Cell therapy is divided into three categories - tissue cell therapy, immune cell therapy and stem cell therapy.
In this post, we will specifically focus on stem cell therapy.
Biomedicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the application of the principles of biology and biochemistry to medical research or practice. It is divided into five different categories including cell therapy which is then subdivided into three types mentioned above.
Where can I use stem cell therapy?
Stem cells are undifferentiated, meaning that they can grow into anything and thus making themselves a treatment for broader use. Stem cells can be classified into adult stem (AS) cells, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and embryonic (ES) cells.
Many studies have been conducted and manufactured to apply stem cell therapy to various diseases as a result of technological advances and policy support by most of the developed countries. Stem cell biomarkers are used to monitor the effectiveness of post-treatments and can be used as cell treatments for incurable diseases.
How does stem cell therapy work?
Stem cells that have been differentiated and proliferated are injected into patient's body. Once inside the body, those injected stem cells will replace damaged cells and develop tissue functions. Additionally, stem cells are involved in developing new drugs by finding applicable drug candidates and examining their efficacy.
What do stem cells treat?
Stem cell therapy is effective on burn injury, cardiovascular diseases, treating muscle disease, recovering eye sight and Alzheimer's disease.
Among stem cells, hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) produces red blood cells (RBC, erythocyte), white blood cells (WBC, leukocyte), platelet and immune cell such as T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes. The hematopoietic stem cell is used to treat aplastic anemia, acute leukemia and solid cancer. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is rapidly increasing worldwide.
A benchtop fluorescence cell analyzer with 4 channels available for high accuracy
An all-in-one system for cell therapy with 4 channels for use in cell therapy R&D and manufacturing process
A bench top fluorescent CD34 counter that can be used in hematopoietic stem cell transplant for stem cell therapy
An automated cell counter providing quality control platform for producing CAR-T cell