Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 185–187

Stem Cell Therapy Trials: A Call for Standardization

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12265-008-9042-0

Cite this article as:
Miller, L.W. J. of Cardiovasc. Trans. Res. (2008) 1: 185. doi:10.1007/s12265-008-9042-0

Abstract

There are currently 25 new clinical cellular therapy trials in progress for cardiovascular disease in the US, and a similar number ongoing in Europe. The lack of standardization in cell isolation, preparation, storage, and time and localization of delivery, present clear hurdles to this growing field. This emphasizes the need for an organized task force to work closely with the FDA to agree upon standardized methods with the end result being improvements in patient care and enhanced knowledge in the field.

Keywords

Cell TherapyHeart FailureFDATrialsLVAD

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CardiologyWashington Hospital CenterWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.CardiologyGeorgetown University HospitalWashingtonUSA