Baxter uses cell separation technology, enters stem cell field

04/18/2007 | Reuters

Best known for IV drips, Baxter International, has quietly entered the $1 billion potential market of stem cell research with a trial making use of its cell separation technology. The trial uses autologous stem cell therapy, which involves harvesting stem cells from the patient's own bone marrow, to repair oxygen-deprived heart tissue. The drug G-CSF is administered to stimulate the bone marrow to produce more stem cells.

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