Cell and Gene Therapy
Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) are overlapping fields of biomedical research and treatments for severe diseases, such as cancer and hereditary genetic disorders. Even a few years ago, the concept of altering a gene and editing the genome to cure or treat disease was considered fictional. Today with the advent of the genomic revolution and innovative technologies like CRISPR, it has become reality. As their names indicate, CGTs are designed to repair or replace an abnormal gene or cell within the body.
Characteristically, Cell Therapy is introducing new cells into a patient’s body to replace, repair, or grow damaged tissue. Whereby Gene Therapy uses genetic material as a drug, introducing genes into cells— either in vivo or ex vivo. It has the effect of replacing or correcting the abnormal Gene function, causing conditions triggered by hereditary mutation or diseases.
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