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Recent progress in stem cell research has led to great advances in regenerative medicine with the potential to treat a wide range of human ailments, such as neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and paralysis from spinal injury. Stem cell therapy requires the recovery and purification of cells from a variety of sources. These cells can subsequently be cultured in vitro and transplanted to patients to restore damaged or impaired tissue. If stem cell therapy is to be routinely applied, then it is essential to adopt effective stem cell purification methods to ensure high levels of purity so as to minimize risk from the introduction of tumor cells and contamination with pathogens, among other threats. There are a large number of different stem cell purification techniques ...

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