Celling Blog

Meghana Malur, PhD

February 23, 2017

Labeling Stem Cells

In my previous blog, I talked about the different routes used to deliver stem cells focusing on systemic delivery. Regardless of the delivery route chosen, labeling and tracking stem cells in vivo (within the organism) helps in determining their survival rate, where they migrated to and how many cells were retained in the area of interest. This provides us with insights into the therapeutic benefits of regenerative treatments. In this blog, I will discuss the current techniques being used to label stem cells. – Read More –

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December 6, 2016

Systemic Delivery of Adult Stem Cells?

Anyone in the field of regenerative medicine will be aware of the powerful trophic, paracrine and immunomodulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) (1). To achieve maximum therapeutic benefit, it is important to determine the optimal route for delivering stem cells and to learn about their fate once they are introduced into the body. There are two main modes of stem cell delivery: local delivery into the tissue and systemic delivery (delivery throughout the body). Local delivery includes injection into the bone (2), muscle etc. – Read More –