Scientists have discovered how human bones can grown in laboratory. The researchers have grown the first human bone from stem cells in a Bonus BioGroup laboratory.
Scientists have discovered how human bones can grown in laboratory. The researchers have grown the first human bone from stem cells in the Bonus BioGroup laboratory.
The Bonus BioGroup scientists have started with stem cells taken from fat tissue. It lasted about month to grow them into sections of fully-formed living human bone up to a couple of inches long. The first test in patients is on course to be commanded this year by an Israeli biotechnology company. If consecutive trials are chancy, the new discovery could lead to new treatments for patients with broken bones, which could be repaired or even replaced with entire new ones which have grown outside the body from a patient’s own cells.
Human bones grown from fat in laboratory to replace damaged ones by patients
Professor Avinoam Kadouri, leader of the scientific advisory board for Bonus BioGroup, has told to the journalists that there is a need for artificial bones for injuries and in operations. They use already three dimensional structures to fabricate the bone in the right shape and geometry. They can grow these bones outside the body and then transplant it to the patient at the right time. By scanning the damaged bone area, the implant should fit perfectly and merge with the surrounding tissue. Professor Avinoam Kadouri provides there is no possibility to have any problems with rejection as the cells come from the patient’s own body.
Bonus BioGroup : how human bones can grown in laboratory
Stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells, which have the capacity to increase into many other types of cell insert of the body, are obtained from the every patient’s fat using liposuction. These are then grown into living bone on the scaffold inside a bioreactor – an automated machine that secures the right conditions to encourage the cells to extend into bone.
This an uncredible technique could open up ways to replace bones that have been smashed in accidents, fill in defects where bone is missing such as cleft palate, or carry out reconstructive plastic surgery.