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Israeli Company Grows New Bones From Patients' Fat

Health & Wellness  (tags: 3D high-density bone graft, fat, Israel )

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The company has just received approval to transplant in vitro-developed bone implant into humans & will perform the first bone transplant in the coming week.This pioneering technology grows & regenerates 3D high-density bone graft from fat cells.

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David E. (102)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 12:35 pm
Using three dimensional scans of the damaged bone to build the gel-like scaffold means the team can create bone that matches the exact shape needed.Once the bone is created, the scaffold decomposes naturally and what remains is the live bone, which is then sent back to the hospital for the patient to undergo the transplant.

“Currently,” ..., “we are growing bone and cartilage but we’re working on a system that combines the property of both bone and cartilage.” Hoping to break into the field of healing joints, which is more complex has it includes cartilage. “It’s an extremely desperate and vast market with a limited solution,”

Carol Dreeszen (353)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 1:38 pm
This is AMAZING!! Thanks David!

Ms. Noting Commentator (21)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 1:49 pm
“To construct the new bone, Bonus BioGroup receives samples of the patient’s fat tissue, extracted through liposuction, along with a CT scan of the damaged bone. The team then constructs a scaffold made of biodegradable sponge-like material, where a live bone can grow, a procedure that takes about a month.”

If I understood this article correctly, this research would be good for victims with several breaks in their bones. If medical specialists can secure and supervise the severe conditions of damaged limbs for a month without causing further damage to limbs, then many victims could be spared the amputation of one or more limbs.

Judith Hand (56)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 2:38 pm
Noted, shared, tweeted. Israel is astounding; they may procure my fat cells anytime.

Stan B. (125)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 3:15 pm
Another week another medical breakthrough from Israel. Thanks David.

Ruth Ann W. (198)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 3:22 pm
What a great joy to read good news! And wha a blessing for these people. Happy to donate to the cause, have plenty to share. Thank you again David and Beth

Lona Goudswaard (81)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 4:43 am
A very nice breakthrough indeed. Bone grafts or replacement with cells that are similar in DNA to the patients are a better option than metal or plastic grafts.
I couldn't get from the article though, how they made the fat cells take the role and characteristics of bone cells. Is there some kind of stem cell involved?

Zoe and Art Oguyo (335)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 5:04 am
Unbelievable. However, if you comment my story, I will comment yours. Do it!

Gloria picchetti (305)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 5:08 am
It's very encouraging since the bone density drugs have such awful side effects.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 6:02 am
Interesting, thanks.

Michael Kirkby (90)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 6:10 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 3:10 pm
Another day, another amazing discovery ~ of course we ARE talking about Israel.

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 4:01 pm
Good news.

Helen Porter (39)
Friday March 21, 2014, 8:18 pm
Israel, you are absolutely amazing!!!

Winn Adams (218)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 12:43 pm

Frances Darcy (231)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 10:27 am
Great technology

Angela J. (61)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 8:12 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 9:07 am
Seriously cool. Teeth are bone, as well. Perhaps this can help in the search for a way to grow teeth... that effort has been going on for some time.

Jen S. (118)
Wednesday September 30, 2015, 12:51 pm
Amazing; I hope the transplant study is successful.
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