The project partners of BONEBANK have summarised their results in a final report. The 22-page brochure contains information on what the experts have developed over the last three years: new surgical instrument, concepts for transport chains, data management and IT infrastructure, methods for isolating and characterising stem cells and much more. to the final report [PDF with 8 MB]
At present, bone marrow and bone fragments containing valuable stem cells are discarded as waste during routine bone marrow operations. The potential of these stem cells lies primarily in their use for regenerative therapies, such as the treatment of bone fractures. The aim of the BONEBANK project is to harvest these stem cells with new instruments and methods and to store them in a cross-border biobank. This valuable resource can thus be made available for therapeutic purposes or for research into advanced therapies.
BONEBANK addresses various target audiences:
BONEBANK creates the preconditions for a diverse field of
applications of stem cells in the process of bone healing: