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The need for customized stem cell therapies for specific conditions will be a major issue in the coming decades. This unique book by experts in the field reviews the subject as it stands today. Its coverage includes: basic and applied stem cell research and history; sources of adult stem cells; a comparison of difficulties in derivation, and the applications of embryonic and adult stem cells. Specific topics dealt with include advantages and problems associated with stem cell / matrix interactions and stem cell differentiation, difficulties using stem cells for clinical application, stem cell based tissue engineering - myth or reality, stem cells and immunity, natural biological matrices versus synthetic (biocompatibility and integration), stem cell delivery, labeling, imaging and tracking, bioreactors: 2D and 3D cell culturing for in-vitro studies and for stem cell implantation, ethical and safety issues and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
|Publication date:||1st December 2010|
|Publisher:||Royal Society of Chemistry|
Raphael Gorodetsky is Professor at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. He heads a multi-focus research group at Hadassah Hospital that investigates issues in tissue regeneration and adult stem cell isolation, expansion, differentiation and implantation. He is also the Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Hapto Biotech Israel, Ltd, a start up company at Hadassah Hospital that has now merged with Forticell Biosciences NY. Professor Gorodetsky received his B.Sc. in Biology, M.Sc. in Physiology, Neurobiology Physiology & Medical Physics, and PhD in Biophysics and Biomedical Studies from the Hebrew University at Hadassah. He then held a post doctoral research ...More About L. Daheron