The Pall system can be used to harvest cells from a broad range of biological samples including peripheral blood, bone marrow and umbilical cord blood. The Company is currently working with several companies in applying its filter harvest system to the development of innovative cell-based therapies in a variety of therapeutic areas, including orthopedics.
"We are pleased that Pall technology can play a key role in the revolutionary advances now occurring in medicine by providing researchers with the tools to take novel cell therapies from the laboratory into the clinic, as part of our goal to make cell therapy safe, routine and simple," Dr. Angelbeck added.
Regenerative medicine, which includes cell therapy, is a promising area of scientific research with application in the treatment and cure of a rapidly expanding list of diseases and injuries. Scientists believe cell-based therapies could be used to repair damaged heart muscle following a heart attack, replace skin for burn victims, restore movement after a spinal cord injury and regenerate pancreatic tissue to produce insulin for people with diabetes. Regenerative medicine promises to improve health and quality of life by supporting and activating the body's natural healing abilities.