HIV drug hastens stem cell collection process

08/20/2008 | Pharmacy Europe

Plerixafor, a drug developed to battle HIV, also appears to help speed up stem cell collection from bone marrow. Researchers found that it only took one day to mobilize enough stem cells to be used in a transplant from two-thirds of the donors treated with the drug as compared to the typical five days for those donors who were given the standard granular colony-stimulating factor.

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