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Johns Hopkins Investigating Using Stem Cells For Cartilage Repair

Jan 29, 2014

Johns Hopkins Investigating Using Stem Cells For Cartilage Repair Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Many researchers are looking at various ways to aid in cartilage repair using stem cells. Biomedical engineers at John Hopkins have found adult goat stem cells could be grown into cartilage when the stem cells were injected into a fluid filled hydrogel and then injected into damaged joint tissue, followed by using light to harden the fluid into a gel. Dennis M. Lox, MD, a…

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Rush Researchers Use Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Knee Cartilage

Dec 31, 2013

 Rush Researchers Use Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Knee Cartilage Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Rush University is conducting the first clinical trial using Cartistem. Cartistem is a Mesenchymal stem cell derived umbilical cord blood (allogenic or donor) tissue that has been expanded to greater numbers. The stem cells are then mixed with hyaluronan, then surgically administered via arthroscopic surgery following microfracture (a drilling into the bone technique that involves considerable downtime). This study will be a two-year, two-phase…

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International Cartilage Repair Society World Congress in Izmir, Turkey

Sep 18, 2013

International Cartilage Repair Society World Congress in Izmir, Turkey Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Findings from a diverse array of topics on cartilage damage and repair were discussed at the International Cartilage Repair Society in Izmir, Turkey. Stem cell therapy was discussed, as well as emerging trends in cartilage repair. Surgical options were still discussed, despite the compelling evidence the future lies in regenerative procedures such as growth factors, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and stem cells. Dennis M. Lox,…

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