Hello, I am Brazilian and pharmacist, and I would like to know in which areas and or services with stem cells, a pharmacist is able to act, and what specializations are suggested to my occupation for that purpose (stem cells).

Answer

The role of the pharmacist in the administration of stem cell therapies has yet to evolve, in my opinion. Currently, pharmacists are being utilized in stem cell clinical trials in two ways; 1) to dispense cellular therapies (from a bag to syringes, for example) to maintain the blinding of the physician administering the therapy and 2) to thaw and dilute cryopreserved cells prior to administration. However, the goal of most companies working in this area is to provide the Cell Therapy in a “ready to use” formulation for direct use at the bedside. How successful this will be for all stem cell therapies is yet to be determined.