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StemCor Systems Receives FDA Clearance for Bone Marrow Harvesting System
Date:10/31/2007

ated, and an integrated marrow collection container. The MarrowMiner shaft gains access to the bone marrow cavity through the access guide to allow the removal of bone marrow through a single entry site. This is in contrast to the current practice of bone marrow aspiration through the insertion of a needle into multiple sites in the iliac crest of the hip, which usually requires general anesthesia, an operating room, and multiple clinical personnel. Preclinical studies demonstrated the ability of the MarrowMiner to safely harvest large volumes of marrow with significantly higher stem cell activity than is contained in standard needle aspirates.

About Bone Marrow

Bone marrow is a rich source of both adult stem and progenitor cells. Marrow-derived stem cells have been utilized extensively for over 40 years in the field of bone marrow transplantation, primarily for the treatment of a wide array of cancers and hematologic diseases for which over 60,000 transplants are performed each year. Orthopedic procedures, such as spinal fusions and the treatment of non-union fractures, also commonly utilize the patient's own bone marrow. More recently, marrow-derived cells are showing promise in the treatment of a widening array of diseases and conditions.

About Regenerative Therapies

Regenerative medicine focuses on the ability to repair or regenerate damaged, diseased or aging tissues, and is rapidly emerging as the next frontier in medicine. Regenerative therapies have the potential to provide effective therapies for millions of patients worldwide suffering from a wide array of diseases, including cardiovascular, neurologic, and orthopedic diseases and diabetes. A critical aspect of many regenerative therapies is the ability to collect the patient's own stem cells, and later process, select and deliver these cells to a target organ.

About StemCor

StemCor Systems is a privately held medical device company located in the San Francisco Bay Area
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