New Horizons in Cellular Therapies

  • P. Rebulla
  • R. Pacchiana
  • T. Montemurro
  • R. Giordano
  • L. Lecchi
  • L. Porretti
  • L. Lazzari
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hematology and Immunology book series (DIHI, volume 38)


The term ‘cellular therapy’ identifies a modality of medical treatment in which drugs are replaced with cells. Examples of classical cellular therapies that have been successfully used for decades include bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation and red blood cell or platelet transfusion. Currently, the terms ‘cellular therapy’ are mostly used to identify rather sophisticated procedures in which well defined cell sub-populations undergo some degree of manipulation or engineering, such as positive and negative cell selection, exvivo expansion, gene modification, etc., under strict environmental control ensured in laboratory facilities known as ‘cell factories’.


Cord Blood Umbilical Cord Blood Adult Stem Cell Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Cellular Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Rebulla
  • R. Pacchiana
  • T. Montemurro
  • R. Giordano
  • L. Lecchi
  • L. Porretti
  • L. Lazzari
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  1. 1.Cell Factory ‘Franco Calori’, Milano Cord Blood Bank, Centro Trasfusionale e di Immunologia dei TrapiantiIRCCS Ospedale MaggioreMilanItaly

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