Drug Delivery Technologies and Stem Cells for Tissue Repair and Regeneration

Author(s): Gorka Orive, Raquel Cobos, Janire Gorriti, Jose L. Pedraz, Mirella Meregalli, Yvan Torrente

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 16 , Issue 7 , 2015

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In the last few years several technologies are being developed for eventually repairing or replacing damaged or injured tissues and even organs. Some of these emerging technologies include the design and development of new biomaterials, the optimization of nano- and micro-technologies for drug and cell delivery, the use of autologous proteins or the application of stem cells as therapeutics. Thus, several types of stem cells, e.g. ESCs, iPSCs, MSCs, CD133+ stem cells are being evaluated for tissue regeneration purposes. The present review describes some of these emerging technologies and discusses their potential benefits and challenges.

Keywords: Growth factors, microparticles, nanotechnogy, regeneration, stem cells.

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Year: 2015
Page: [646 - 654]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/138920101607150427112457
Price: $65

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