- Cellular therapies
- Tissue transplantation
- Current and emerging applications
- Role of analytics in future developments
Cell Therapies and Stem Cells
- Cell therapies do not necessarily use stem cells
- Examples:–Blood transfusions–Islets of LangerhansIslets are isolated from the pancreas of a donorand transplanted into a patient to treat diabetes(Edmonton is an international leader in this area)
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Umbilical Cord Blood
- After a baby is born and the umbilical cord is cut, there remains in the cord and the placenta, some of the baby’s blood.
- This blood, which is normally discarded with the placenta, contains a significant number of hematopoietic stem cells.
- These hematopoietic stem cells can be cryopreserved for storage, and later used for transplantation.
- Therapies utilizing living cells and tissues are increasingly begin used in treating patients
- Analytics will play an increasingly important role to:–define specific requirements for each patient–design and develop the appropriate biological modalities–monitor the patient to track the performance of the grafted cells/tissues, and to improve procedures
- These developments require development of partnerships between the disciplines
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