The 3Rs of Cell Therapy

Stem Cells Transl Med. 2017 Jan;6(1):17-21. doi: 10.5966/sctm.2016-0180. Epub 2016 Aug 8.


The 3Rs for a good education are "reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic." The basis for good health care solutions for the emergent field of cell therapy in the future will also involve 3Rs: regulation, reimbursement, and realization of value. The business models in this new field of cell therapy will involve these 3Rs. This article brings forth realities facing this new industry for its approaches to provide curative health care solutions. Stem Cells Translational Medicine 2017;6:17-21.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells / cytology
  • Social Control, Formal