Non-refrigerating Method to Preserve Bone and Cartilage Graft

by Julia Samuel on  January 30, 2015 at 3:13 PM Research News
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Eighty percent of tissue donated for joint repair goes waste and the bone and cartilage grafts harvested from donor tissue don't survive for very long.
Non-refrigerating Method to Preserve Bone and Cartilage Graft
Non-refrigerating Method to Preserve Bone and Cartilage Graft

Researchers at University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed a new way to preserve such tissue by doubling its lifetime than before. Hopefully, this would lead to a major reduction in the need for such tissue.

Currently, donor tissue is preserved in refrigerators, floating within a special solution that keeps it viable for about a month.

The Missouri Osteochondral Allograft Preservation System (MOPS) uses a new solution and specially designed containers. Another major benefit apart from doubling the lifetime is that it does not require refrigeration.

Source: Medindia

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