One studied bone cells
(osteoblasts) of mice, so the findings may not apply to humans.
When traditional implants are fixed into bone marrow, the marrow's stem cells do not receive messages from the body to differentiate into bone cells
, which would help create a stronger bond between the implant and the bone.
Artificial grafts offer an easier and less risky process, providing an artificial scaffold on which bone cells
Electric ields modulate bone cell
function in a density-dependent manner.
"If we could coax these cells toward a bone cell
fate and away from fat, it would be a great advancement in our ability to promote bone health and healing."
The interim analysis is based on a 12-month follow up of patients and the company believes that if the results reveal a strong efficacy signal for the autologous bone cell
therapy product then study recruitment could be terminated prematurely.
Bone Therapeutics, a Belgium-based bone cell
therapy company focusing on orthopaedics and bone disease, has appointed Miguel Forte to the position of chief medical officer (CMO), it was reported yesterday.
Jan 22, 2015 (SeeNews) - Belgian bone cell
therapy company Bone Therapeutics aims to raise between EUR 25 million (USD 29m) and EUR 33 million with an initial public offering (IPO) in Brussels and Paris, the firm's prospectus showed Wednesday.
Using genetically altered mice, investigators determined that osteocalcin, a hormone secreted by osteoblasts (a type of bone cell
), is capable of stimulating insulin secretion and improving insulin sensitivity.
A critical and distinguishing feature of the present invention are defined tissue culture conditions and factors resulting in the formation of bone cell
Previously, Thomas Webster, assistant professor at Purdue, had shown that nanometer scale (~100-nm) bumps on the surface of titanium create a better surface for bone cell
adhesion within implants (see R&D, Jan 2004 pg.