To Serve and Protect: Hydrogels to Improve Stem Cell-Based Therapies

Jason A. Burdick, Robert L. Mauck, Sharon Gerecht

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Harsh environments within damaged and diseased tissues and limited retention and survival of injected stem cells pose major challenges for stem cell therapeutics today. Here, we discuss promising hydrogel-based strategies for improving engraftment and viability of transplanted stem cells and stimulating recruitment of endogenous stem cells for repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalCell stem cell
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 7 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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