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Few will dispute the enormous potential of cellular therapy — and for patients suffering from vision loss, leukemia or lymphoma who have had life-changing experiences with these new treatments, cell-based therapies are nothing short of a miracle.Although they lack a globally harmonized classification system, cell therapies fall under the broad umbrella of regenerative medicine. There are several types of cells that can be used for cell therapy and the type of cells administered depends on the treatment. Collectively, these therapies are heralded for their ability to promote the repair of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue. What this ultimately means is that…

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