Progenitor and Stem Cell Technologies and Therapies
- Anthony Atala, Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Part one reviews basic principles for the culture of stem cells before discussing technologies for particular cell types. These include human embryonic, induced pluripotent, amniotic and placental, cord and multipotent stem cells. Part two discusses wider issues such as intellectual property, regulation and commercialisation of stem cell technologies and therapies. The final part of the book considers the therapeutic use of stem and progenitor cells. Chapters review the use of adipose tissue-derived stem cells, umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cells, bone marrow, auditory and oral cavity stem cells. Other chapters cover the use of stem cells in therapies in various clinical areas, including lung, cartilage, urologic, nerve and cardiac repair.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Progenitor and stem cell technologies and therapies is a standard reference for both those researching in cell and tissue biology and engineering as well as medical practitioners investigating the therapeutic use of this important technology.
Physicians and scientists interested in transplanting scientific discovery into clinical therapies; scientists involved in regenerative medicine therapies; researchers in stem cell biology and bioengineering
- Published: March 2012
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-984-0
I would recommend this book to anyone looking at translational work with cell-based therapy. In a few succinct chapters the reader will understand who works in the field, what the issues with starting the cell culture process are, what alternative cell types exist and how to navigate the complex terrain of regulatory and licensing requirements., Mahendra Rao, Stem Cell Reviews and Reports