FDA approves first stem-cell therapy

Traynor, Kate
December 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 24, p2316
Academic Journal
The article reports that the FDA has approved New York Blood Center's allogeneic cord-blood product, Hemacord, the first U.S.-licensed hematopoietic progenitor cell therapy. It also discusses a successful transplantation procedure using Hemacord which is indicated for patients with inherited, acquired, or myeloablative-treatment-related diseases. Also highlighted are details pertaining to the risk involved in treatment with Hemacord and recommendations related to its administration.


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