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Misunderstanding BMA, Minimal Manipulation

Misunderstanding BMA and a Regulatory Framework for Thinking About Combination Cell-Based Therapies – Part Four

In a paper published by Gassman, et al., the authors have made a number of groundless and puzzling statements, which I have been covering over the past few posts. Misunderstanding BMA and a Regulatory Framework for Thinking About Combination Cell-Based Therapies Series: Part One | Part Two | Part Three I will provide in this...
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Misunderstand BMA and Fat Grafting

Misunderstanding BMA and a Regulatory Framework for Thinking About Combination Cell-Based Therapies – Part Three

In the previous two posts (Part One and Part Two), I have examined comments made by Gassman, et al. in which they erroneously stated that bone marrow aspiration is painful and that it is associated with increased aspiration site morbidity. Their comments were directed at an article by Xing, et al. published together in the...
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Bone Marrow Morbidity

Misunderstanding BMA and a Regulatory Framework for Thinking About Combination Cell-Based Therapies – Part Two

Xing, et al. published a study in which they determined that bone marrow aspirate (BMA) and bone marrow concentrate (BMC) both contributed to the viability of fat grafts in a rabbit model, with some advantages demonstrated in BMC-laced grafts. I reviewed the details of the study in a series of posts, which I especially appreciated...
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Misunderstanding Bone Marrow Aspiration

Misunderstanding BMA and a Regulatory Framework for Thinking About Combination Cell-Based Therapies – Part One

On occasion I am asked what the FDA would think about a physician combining two therapies together. Examples of combinations might include PRP and BMC, PRP and SVF (Stromal Vascular Fraction of single cells obtained after enzymatic digestion of fat tissue), PRP and Fuzz Balls (i.e., mechanically processed lipoaspirate) or BMC and a small molecule...
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