Novel stem cell technologies

Stem cell technology is a rapidly developing field that combines the efforts of cell biologists, geneticists, and clinicians and offers hope of effective treatment for a variety of malignant and non-malignant diseases. Stem cells are defined as totipotent progenitor cells capable of self renewal and multilineage  differentiation. Stem cells survive well and show stable division in culture, making them ideal targets for in vitro manipulation.