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ISSN (Print): 1872-2121
ISSN (Online): 2212-4047
VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/187221207779814734









Devices for Umbilical Cord Blood Collection

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Author(s): Kok K. Tan, Kok Z. Tang and Sunan Huang
Pages 89-94 (6)
Abstract:
Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is an increasingly important and rich source of stem cells. These cells can be used for the treatment of many deadly diseases, including cancers, immune and genetic disorders. It also provides a readily available source of stem cells for transplantation purposes. In this paper, we review the literature published that reflects the designs of UCB collection apparatus in order to obtain stem cells.
Keywords:
Placenta, umbilical cord blood collection, stem cells
Affiliation:
Electrical&Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore.