Published in Blood Weekly, June 9th, 2005
"Articular cartilage is rich in collagen type II fibers and proteoglycans and is characterized by low cell density. Chondrocytes have specific nutritional requirements and therefore cannot be expanded in vitro without the risk of generating fibroblastoid cells expressing type I collagen. Therefore, various growth conditions were tested for cartilage tissue engineering," scientists in Finland report.
"Human platelets are a rich source of many growth...
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