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Stem Cells Int. 2016;2016:9240652. doi: 10.1155/2016/9240652. Epub 2016 Jan 6.

Stem Cell Imaging: Tools to Improve Cell Delivery and Viability.

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Department of Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0448, USA.


Stem cell therapy (SCT) has shown very promising preclinical results in a variety of regenerative medicine applications. Nevertheless, the complete utility of this technology remains unrealized. Imaging is a potent tool used in multiple stages of SCT and this review describes the role that imaging plays in cell harvest, cell purification, and cell implantation, as well as a discussion of how imaging can be used to assess outcome in SCT. We close with some perspective on potential growth in the field.

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