Intra-arterial delivery of cell therapies for stroke

Vivek Misra, Aditya Lal, Ramy El Khoury, Peng R. Chen, Sean I. Savitz

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Cell therapy is a novel investigational approach to enhance stroke recovery. Intra-arterial (IA) delivery has the potential advantage of selectively targeting cell therapies to the ischemic brain tissue. Over the past 10 years, IA cell delivery has been under investigation in patients with cardiac and peripheral vascular disease, and these studies have reported promising results. This article reviews the trial methodology and procedural details of these studies and discusses the rationale and challenges in designing IA cell therapy trials for ischemic stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1007-1015
Number of pages9
JournalStem Cells and Development
Issue number7
StatePublished - May 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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