Drug delivery technologies and stem cells for tissue repair and regeneration

Gorka Orive, Raquel Cobos, Janire Gorriti, Jose L. Pedraz, Mirella Meregalli, Yvan Torrente

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-654
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Volume16
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

Keywords

  • Growth factors
  • Microparticles
  • Nanotechnogy
  • Regeneration
  • Stem cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Biotechnology

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