Comparison of Two Methods to Harvest Vertebral Body Marrow Aspirate: Novel Lateral Aspiration Device Compared to Standard Cannula Needle

Sabatino Bianco, Wade Aumiller.

Pilot Study | White Paper

This pilot study was designed with the objective of reporting the cellular content of the vertebral body by comparing the average number of connective tissue progenitor cells (CFU-f /mL) using a novel aspiration technology – Marrow Cellution (MC) – that employs small draws from a single puncture that promote only lateral flow from multiple sites (SSLM Method), and by using traditional aspiration needle (BMAC) as a control.

A secondary purpose of the study was to retrospectively compare the two different sample aspiration protocols tested in this study to previous studies where the aspiration was taken from the iliac crest or vertebral body.


The Marrow Cellution™ System is designed to minimize and eliminate the restrictive limitations associated with “point of care” processing systems which employ inefficient traditional aspiration trocar technology and are regulated as drugs “Advanced Therapies Medicinal Products (ATMP)”.  Marrow Cellution™ is a minimally invasive bone/cell enriched autograft access and retrieval system, which does not require additional manipulation or processing, it never leaves the sterile field and provides rich autograft without associated morbidity.

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