Stem Cell Concentrating/
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate - BMAC™
Harnessing the Healing Potential of Stem Cells ...Naturally!
The body's response to injury is a very specific and well documented series of steps collectively referred to as the "Healing Cascade". This natural healing process requires a systems approach that combines the use of stem cells, growth factors, and matrix to optimize tissue repair and regeneration. The use of these bioactive cells to augment and accelerate the natural healing process is considered by many to be a "new frontier" of clinical treatment.
Surgeons are constantly seeking better ways to augment bone fusion in their patients, many of which present with significant risk factors for non-healing such as smoking, obesity, age, and diabetes. Bone marrow is a rich source of autologous adult stem cells, growth factors, and accessory cells. Recent technologic advances have lead to the development of the Harvest BMAC™ platform. This platform provides us with the ability to highly concentrate these multi-potent stem cells and growth factors at the point-of-care in less than 15 minutes.
Autograft harvesting from the iliac crest has long been accepted as the "gold standard" of grafting materials to grow bone. However, the morbidity associated with the procedure often deters physicians and patients from this excellent source of autologous stem cells. The Harvest BMAC™ platform, with its aspiration system, allows the physician to utilize this "gold standard" while eliminating the pain and complications associated with an iliac crest harvest.
There are several other products on the market that are aids to bone fusion along with the accepted standard for fusion augmentation - Autograft from the iliac crest. BMAC™ offers superior alternatives to harvesting autograft, such as its ability to:
- Concentrate stem cells and growth factors FIVE times above baseline.
- Reduce operative time.
- Reduce post-operative morbidity.
BMAC™ can be used by the physician/surgeon to augment bone grafts in procedures such as spine fusion, long bone non-unions, fracture fixation, etc.
Like PRP systems, there are numerous other manufacturers that claim they produce concentrated stem cells, but none have the ability to concentrate as effectively and consistently as the Harvest BMAC™ platform.
Our Turn-Key Solution:
Our business provides the practitioner with a turn-key solution for BMAC therapy in the surgical setting. Advanced Medical Solutions provides the following key components in our BMAC service:
- Disposables for BMAC sequestration and application
- Capital equipment - centrifuge
- Personnel - a qualified clinical specialist to perform the PRP
We've found this turn-key approach to be invaluable to the hospital and physicians alike. It allows you to utilize the services of a licensed health care professional (whom carries their own professional liability insurance) to perform the BMAC sequestration in a consistent, efficient manner. As well as eliminating the need for BMAC inventory on behalf of the hospital.