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Cell and gene therapy, once considered futuristic concepts, have now emerged as groundbreaking medical approaches that hold immense promise for treating a wide range of diseases and genetic disorders. These innovative therapies involve modifying or manipulating a patient's own cells or genes to combat illnesses at their root cause, presenting a potential paradigm shift in the field of medicine.
Cell therapy focuses on transplanting healthy cells into a patient's body to replace damaged or malfunctioning cells. Stem cells, for example, possess the ability to differentiate into various cell types, making them a vital tool in regenerating tissues and treating conditions like leukemia and spinal cord injuries.
Gene therapy, on the other hand, involves the insertion, deletion, or modification of genes within a patient's cells to correct genetic defects or enhance specific functions. This approach shows promise in treating inherited disorders like cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy.
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