Following the description of the evolution of cell therapy on the pages of Types of Stem Cells, it is also essential to know the technological processes of cells; from procurement to the end user. The main objective here is to continuously developing methods to preserve the integrity of the cells for worldwide distribution. The cells need to be stable within a given time and should sustain certain temperature changes, so to be transported right up to the end user without suffering any loss of cellular potency.
In therapeutic cell therapy the cells have to be readily active and intact upon administering to end users, assuring its efficacy.
So far, there were two fundamental methods used. The first was Fresh Frozen Cells, followed by the advancement of cell preservation – Lyophilization of Active Cells.
Here is a brief description of the progress of organ and stem cells processing from then.. till now.