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2012-03-14 09:38:58

New method will increase likelihood of success in cartilage grafting procedures For years, doctors have been able to treat defects in joint cartilage by grafting cartilage donated from cadavers into patients´ bad joints. Using current methods, donated cartilage can be stored for 28 days for a transplant before the tissue becomes too degraded to transplant into a patient. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found a way to store donated cartilage more than twice as...

2011-05-12 22:44:27

New research in the FASEB Journal provides scientific basis for the first clinical trial of engineered vascular grafts in children If pending clinical trials prove successful, a new discovery published in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) could represent a major scientific leap toward human tissue regeneration and engineering. In a research report appearing online, Yale scientists provide evidence to support a major paradigm shift in this specialty area from the idea that cells added...

2011-04-05 00:09:32

Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The team has uncovered how this process works, providing...

2011-03-31 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Keystone Dental, an oral healthcare company focused on enhancing every patient's smile, is excited to announce the launch of DynaMatrix(TM) Plus, a soft tissue regeneration product specifically designed to serve as an alternative to patient's own tissue for root coverage and tissue bulking procedures. "DynaMatrix Plus has been developed based on clinician feedback and the success of DynaMatrix(TM) Extracellular Membrane," said Patrick...

2011-02-18 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, today announced that results from a peer-reviewed publication demonstrated positive outcomes from the first surgery performed using the DeNovo® NT Graft for the repair of cartilage lesions. The report includes both two-year patient outcome measures and 21-month follow-up MRI data. Zimmer will showcase the innovative DeNovo NT Graft at the 2011...

2010-04-05 14:48:54

Nanoparticle-core polymer holds promise as an absorbable, weight-bearing replacement for traditional graft materials Orthopedic surgeons are often hamstrung by less-than-ideal grafting material when performing surgeries for complex bone injuries resulting from trauma, aging or cancer. Conventional synthetic bone grafts are typically made of stiff polymers or brittle ceramics, and cannot readily conform to the complex and irregular shapes that often result from injury; in addition, they often...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world's largest processor of live cellular bone growth substitutes, has mobilized an effort to supply large amounts of allograft skin, used to treat and heal severe burns, to American hospitals treating victims of Haiti's devastating earthquakes. AlloSource and its network of organ procurement agencies have...

2010-01-25 13:15:03

Results from Cytori Therapeutics' (NASDAQ: CYTX) preclinical fat grafting study have been published in the February issue of the Annals of Plastic Surgery. This article, entitled "Supplementation of Fat Grafts with Adipose-Derived Regenerative Cells (ADRCs) Improves Long-Term Graft Retention," examines the science behind cell-enriched autologous fat grafting and its application to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The results demonstrate a doubling in graft retention in cell-enriched...


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