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Revolutionizing Healthcare: The Potential Of Stem Cell Therapy

Dec. 15, 2021 8:14 AM ETSmith & Nephew plc (SNN)JCRRF, TAK, NUVA
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  • "Stem Cell Therapy Market by Type (Allogeneic, Autologous), Therapeutic Application (Musculoskeletal, Wound & Injury, CVD, Autoimmune & Inflammatory), Cell Source (Adipose tissue, Bone Marrow, Placenta/Umbilical Cord) - Global Forecasts.

Key drivers of the stem cell therapy market include increase in stem cell research funding, expanding number of clinical trials related to stem cell therapies, and growing number of GMP-certified cell therapy production facilities. However, high costs associated with the development of stem cell therapy along with the ethical concerns related to embryonic stem cells are likely to hamper the market growth to a certain extent.

Stem Cell Therapy Market is projected to reach USD 558 million by 2027 from USD 257 million in 2022, at a CAGR of 16.8% during the forecast period, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets™.

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1 Availability of funding for stem cell research

2 Increasing GMP certification approvals for cell therapy production facilities

3 Increasing clinical trials for stem cell-based therapies


1 Ethical concerns related to embryonic stem cells

2 High cost of cell-based research


1 Emergence of iPSCs as an alternative to ESCs

2 Growing demand for cell & gene therapies


1 Technical limitations associated with manufacturing processes

Market Segmentation

The global stem cell therapy market is segmented into adipose tissue-derived MSCs (mesenchymal stem cells), bone marrow-derived MSCs, placenta/umbilical cord-derived MSCs, and other cell sources.

Based on therapeutic application, the global stem cell therapy market is segmented into musculoskeletal disorders, wounds & injuries, cardiovascular diseases, surgeries, inflammatory & autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders, and other therapeutic applications.

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Regional Analysis

The Asia Pacific region is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR in the stem cell therapy market during the forecast period. Japan and South Korea are the key revenue contributors of the Asia Pacific stem cell therapy market. Favorable government support for product approvals and the presence of major players in these countries are anticipated to drive the regional market growth.

  1. North America:
    • United States: The U.S. has been a leader in stem cell research and therapy development. Favorable regulations, a robust healthcare system, and significant investments in research contribute to a sizable market.
    • Canada: Similar to the U.S., Canada has a well-developed healthcare system and is increasingly adopting stem cell therapies.
  2. Europe:
    • Western Europe: Countries like Germany, the UK, France, and the Netherlands have advanced healthcare systems and are active in stem cell research and therapy adoption.
    • Eastern Europe: While not as advanced as Western Europe, countries in this region are also making strides in stem cell therapy, driven by a desire to improve healthcare infrastructure.
  3. Asia-Pacific:
    • China: China has been investing heavily in stem cell research and has a rapidly growing market, driven by its large population and government support.
    • Japan: Japan has been at the forefront of stem cell research, particularly in regenerative medicine, and has a well-established market.
    • South Korea: South Korea is known for its stem cell research and development, with a focus on cutting-edge technologies.
    • India: India is emerging as a player in the stem cell therapy market, thanks to its large patient population and growing healthcare infrastructure.
  4. Middle East and Africa:
    • UAE: The UAE, particularly Dubai, is becoming a hub for medical tourism, including stem cell therapies.
    • South Africa: South Africa has a developing stem cell therapy market, with some facilities offering treatments.

Recent Developments:

  • In July 2022, CORESTEM (South Korea) continued enrolling participants for the Phase 3 clinical trial of NeuroNata-R. This therapy has received conditional approval for treating ALS patients in South Korea
  • In September 2020, Stemedica Cell Technologies received investigational new drug (IND) approval from the US FDA for intravenous allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCS) to treat moderate to severe COVID-19.
  • In August 2020, Pluristem Israel) collaborated with Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (UAE) to develop stem cell therapies for COVID-19 treatment.

Top Key Players:

The stem cell therapy market is consolidated in nature with prominent players in the stem cell therapy market include Smith+Nephew (UK), MEDIPOST Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Anterogen Co., Ltd. (South Korea), CORESTEM (South Korea), Pharmicell Co., Ltd. (South Korea), NuVasive, Inc. (US), RTI Surgical (US), AlloSource (US), JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (Japan), Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Japan), Holostem Terapie Avanzate Srl (Italy), Orthofix (US), Regrow Biosciences Pvt Ltd. (India), and STEMPEUTICS RESEARCH PVT LTD. (India).

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