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Apr 18

TOBI Faculty Dr. Gerry Malanga, MD, Awarded Research Grant to Treat Active-Duty Military Personnel

Congratulations TOBI Faculty Gerry Malanga, for the new research grant you and your team were awarded to Treat Active-Duty Military Personnel. Dr. Gerard Malanga, MD, Dr. Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, Dr. Nathan Hogaboom, PhD, received a $590,000 award from the Geneva Foundation for the use of Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue to Treat Meniscal Injuries in Active-Duty Military Personnel. Knee injuries are common among active-duty military personnel. One of the most common knee injuries is a meniscus tear, which can have several...

Mar 8

Amniotic Fluid Products Probably Don’t Contain Stem Cells, but May Still Modulate Healing

In vivo amniotic fluid is known to contain growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which prior research has suggested may aid in tissue healing. Several companies have injectable amniotic fluid products  (AFPs) on the market based on this  prior research, but it’s unclear exactly what the composition of these AFPs is and whether they contain viable MSCs that could participate in healing. To clarify these lingering questions, upcoming TOBI conference speaker Dr. Panero and several of his colleagues at...

Feb 22

New Biologics Guidelines for Low Back Pain

[section_tc][column_tc span='12'][text_tc trigger_pt='0' duration='1000' delay='0']The use of regenerative medicine has been expanding as its power to help heal patients has become increasingly apparent. However, the decision about what and who to treat with these therapeutic compounds can be tricky, especially given the variable and occasionally scarce data about certain applications. TOBI Alumni Faculty, Annu Navani has spearheaded a massive effort in collaboration with the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) to bring clarity to the use of biologic therapies...