Boston Biolife Meeting

   BOSTON BIOLIFE MEETING The above pictures may be confusing to those who are history buffs. I am mentioning the Boston Biolife meeting yet I am showing pictures of Constitution Hall in Philadelphia. The simple reason for this was that the Boston Biolife Meeting was held in Philadelphia. This was the first time I gave…

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ARE ALL PRPs THE SAME? WHAT ABOUT PRXP?

ARE ALL PRPs THE SAME? WHAT ABOUT PRXP? In the Regenerative Medicine field, there has for some time been controversy concerning certain aspects of Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP as it is called. There seems to be a misconception in some circles that some components of a PRP are bad. There is a belief amongst…

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Boston Biolife Lecture

The Boston Biolife Meeting Occasionally I am asked by some docs where I will be doing my next speaking engagement. I have tried to cut down on my international travel schedule. It will be creeping up in the fall with a few trips to Asia. In the meantime, I will try to stay local in…

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Stem Cells and the Immune System (Part II)

STEM CELLS AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM (PART 2)   In part one we have discussed various effects that the stem cells have upon the immune system.  Various stem cells will help in the release of certain type of immune cells.  Some of these cells will stimulate an immune response while other will diminish the immune…

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Cyto-Amino-Complexes

CYTO-AMINO-COMPLEXES:  THE FUTURE IS NOW!!   I feel quite privileged to work with Dr. Jo Serrentino.  She is my colleague, a mentor, and a partner.  She and I have been working on a few cutting edge of the cutting edge projects for a number of years.  There is no doubt that her knowledge and inspiration…

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Bone Marrow Centrifugation: Is it Important?

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE WHEN BONE MARROW IS CENTRIFUGED? Recently I was reading some blogs at a site designed for physicians in the Regenerative Medicine field. The dispute in the blogs was that doctors were trying to compare bone marrows processed in two separate manners. On one side was a group that would take about…

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The Legion of Dabblers

Lately I have encountered a number of patients who tell me they have seen a physician who is beginning to perform Regenerative Medicine procedures such as PRP and stem cell injections. They are starting to “dabble” in this field. Their reasons are many fold. What they are doing is not fair to the patient or…

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