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Systematic Review of Preclinical ECFC Studies

A new STEM CELLS Translational Medicine review from the laboratory of David S. Allan (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) summarizes past progress, the present state, and the future potential of endothelial‐colony forming cell therapy as a stem cell therapy for vascular repair. Liao et al. report on studies identified through a systematic search, with a focus on preclinical data from animal studies. Overall, they highlight both the drawbacks and the novel findings that may lead to the progress of said stem cell therapies into the clinic.