American Society for Bone and Mineral Research-Orthopaedic Research Society Joint Task Force Report on Cell-Based Therapies

O’Keefe RJ, Tuan RS, Lane NE, Barry F, Bunnell BA, Colnot C, Drake MT, Drissi H, Fortier LA, Guldberg RE, Little DG, Marshall MF, Mao JJ, Nakamura N, Robey PG, Rosen V, Rowe DW, Schwarz EM. J Bone Miner Res. 2019 Sep 23. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3839. [Epub ahead of print]

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The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) organized a multidisciplinary and international task force to define the state‐of‐the art in cell‐based therapies and identify gaps in knowledge and methods. The hope is to provide researchers and clinicians with a better understanding of the current state of the science and research needed to advance the use of cell‐based therapies for skeletal tissues. A Table in the document summarizes the primary findings and recommendations for 5 key questions. Discussed therapies include stem/progenitor cells, pluripotent stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, platelet-rich plasma, conditioned medium, etc.

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