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Scientists develop micofluidic chip to make cell therapy safer

February 12, 2024

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology have developed a plastic microfluidic chip to improve the safety and effectiveness of cell therapy treatments for patients living with spinal cord injuries.

In cell therapy, clinicians create induced pluripotent stem cells using skin or blood cells from a patient.

When treating a spinal cord injury, pluripotent stem cells are transformed into progenitor cells, which differentiate into spinal cord cells, which are transplanted back into the patient.

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