Pluristem Therapeutics, a placenta-based cell therapy development company, has announced the results of pre-clinical trials examining PLX cells as a treatment for collagenase-induced patellar tendon injuries in rats.

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At the 11th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference on June 14, Kenneth Pettine, MD, founder of The Spine Institute, presented on stem cell treatments in a session titled “The Latest Development in Stem Cell Treatments as Applied to Spine.”
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Knee BoneStem cell research is slowly but surely gaining traction in the orthopedic community. Joseph Purita, MD, medical director of The Institute of Regenerative & Molecular Orthopedics in Boca Raton, Fla. and medical director of StemMD, began research in stem cell therapy eight years ago. His work with stem cells in musculoskeletal procedures has demonstrated promising results. Dr. Purita has recently formed a network, StemMD, which invites orthopedic groups to explore the results of his work and try the stem procedures for themselves.
Dr. SchlegelTheodore Schlegel, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is a founding partner and fellowship director of the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic Denver (Colo.). He currently serves as the team physician for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. Dr. Schlegel is also a clinical assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. He has expertise in sports medicine and knee and shoulder injuries.
Kevin Foley, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon, will present DiscGenics' recent findings in a lecture titled "Initial In Vivo Efficacy of a Novel Injectable Cellular Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease" at the annual Lumbar Research Society meeting.
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Krzysztof Siemionow, MD, is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and practices at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Morton Grove, Ill. He is also the director of clinical research at the University of Illinois Chicago, as well as an assistant professor in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery.
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Malcolm Bullock, MD, PhD, is the clinical director of the neurotrauma program at Jackson Memorial Hospital and a professor of neurological surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
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Dr. Ty on spinal technologyGowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD, founder and head neurosurgeon of BASIC Spine in Orange, Calif., discusses the most important innovations in spine surgery over the next several years.
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