Cell Therapy

What is Cellular Therapy? Cellular therapy (CT) is an innovative emerging therapeutic technology that utilizes human cells to treat disease by transfusing them to replace or repair the cells or tissue of concern that have been damaged, become depleted, or are genetically insufficient in quantity or function.  Cellular therapy makes use of stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS).

Cells that have potential for use in cell therapy include:

  • Hematopoietic stem cells
  • Skeletal muscle stem cells
  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Lymphocytes
  • Dendritic cells
  • Pancreatic islet cells.

Conditions being studied for cell therapy include:

  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes and Crohn’s disease
  • Genetic disorders, such as Duchene’s muscular dystrophy and osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Wound Care

Source: Cellular Therapies Subsections Projects. (n.d.). aabb.org. Retrieved November 10, 2022, from https://www.aabb.org/news-resources/resources/cellular-therapies/cellular-therapies-subsections-projects