Cell Therapy Research
Because we understand the enormous potential of cell therapy in human medicine, GE Healthcare offers a range of solutions for the growth, isolation, and functional analysis of cells, including WAVE bioreactor systems and Cellbag culture chambers. Ficoll-Paque PREMIUM and Percoll products from GE Healthcare assist you in cell separation and cell enrichment, while IN Cell Analyzer systems are invaluable for high content cell imaging and analysis.
Cell-based therapies may offer the next great advance in human medicine. Although cell therapy in the form of bone marrow transplants has been around for many years, more recent technological developments are rapidly opening up new approaches ranging from gene replacement therapy to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Today, donated organs and tissues are often used to replace ailing or destroyed tissue, but the need for transplantable tissues and organs far outweighs the available supply.
Stem cells, directed to differentiate into specific cell types, offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat diseases including Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Development of such therapies requires reliable technologies for purifying source cells and sophisticated analysis tools to identify, monitor, and characterize cells with the required biological properties.