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Courtesy: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Courtesy: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

3-D Bioprinting Directly Into Wounds!

A remarkable program from the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) program is testing the use of an advanced 3-D Bio-printing system to print living cells directly into a wound. That’s right, directly into a wound!

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Six Questions Top Surgeons Ask About Stem Cells

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

“Stem Cells” have been in orthopedic use since before World War II. We just didn’t know they were “stem cells”. In fact, we probably still don’t know what the heck those cells are. Two of the top surgeons / scientists tackled the problems of understanding “Stem Cells” at AAOS and came up with six questions every physician should ask. Here goes, and take notes.

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New York Stem Cell Summit: 2014 Preview

Stem Cell Summit / Sources: RRY Publications, LLC and Michael Thorsnes
Stem Cell Summit / Sources: RRY Publications, LLC and Michael Thorsnes

Shipments of stem cell-based products jumped 42% to $236 million in 2013. Most went into orthopedics. This year, growth is accelerating as DePuy Synthes adds these technologies to their product line and several new, disruptive cellular technologies come to market. All will be on the podium at this year’s New York Stem Cell Summit. Here is a preview.

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