88 pages | 24 Color Illus. | 14 B/W Illus.
In this book the author describes the discoveries in his laboratory that led to therapy with cultured cells. The first cultured cell type used for therapy was the keratinocyte of the epidermis, for the treatment of burns. Subsequent developments led to the use of cultured cells for the treatment of diseases of the eye, of the joints and of other diseases. Cultured cells for therapy are now being prepared by industries in the US, Japan and Korea and are used in the aforesaid countries, as well as in France, Sweden and Greece, for the treatment of disease.
"This book contains a personal account of the development of therapy with cultured cells by the founder of the field. He describes the first application which he developed for the treatment of burn patients. This methodology was then applied by others to the treatment of eye diseases and the restoration of vision after chemical burns. Later, other cultured cell types, such as cartilage cells, were introduced for human therapy. These applications are all current in many parts of the world. A must read for all cell biology students!"
—Prof. Tung-Tien Sun, New York University Medical School, USA
The Early History of Cell Culture
The Beginnings of Keratinocyte Cultivation
The Treatment of Burns
Defining the Stem Cell Character of Keratinocytes
Treatment with Allogeneic Cultured Keratinocytes
Treatment of Ocular Disease
Therapy with Cultured Chondrocytes
The Promise of Therapy with Embryonic Stem Cells
A Final Philosophical Reflection