Corresponding author: Janice C Grant, Dip DH, BDSc
, RDH; email@example.com
Having already demonstrated, the plasticity of blood derived-stem cells (BDSCs) [23-26] and knowing their potential applications in bone tissue repair, we tried to develop a reproducible and defined method to investigate their potential for osteogenic/cellular differentiation.
Furthermore, we have also shown the ability of BDSCs to adapt and adhere to different types of scaffolds approved for medical use, particularly in orthopedic and dental surgery.
Human BDSCs were obtained by blood samples as previously described [23-26].
Osteogenic Differentiation of BDSCs. To promote osteogenic differentiation in vitro, the human BDSCs were plated on a collagenated 24-multiwell plate.
We used different procedures to differentiate BDSCs:
The presence of calcium phosphate deposits in BDSCs following differentiation was evaluated by staining with Alizarin Red S (Sigma-Aldrich, Germany, cat.
BDSCs Successfully Differentiate into Osteogenic Tissue.
Previously, the design and construction of all improvements to finalise the masterplan at the BDSC
had been awarded to a competitor with a 'notice to proceed' given on 23 June 2011.
Respondents reported that the BDSc
degree enabled them to expand their career opportunities (75%).
Annetta K L Tsang, BDSc
, GCClinDent, GCEd(HE), MScMed, PhD, is Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator of Oral Health at the School of Dentistry, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Bonnie Hoath *, BDSc
, RDH; Colin Wiebe * ([section]), DDS, DipPerio, MSc; Maria Isabel Garcia Fulle De Owen ([section]), DDS, DipPerio, MSc; Georgios Giannelis ([section]), DDS, DipPerio, MSc; Hannu Larjava ([section]), DDS, DipPerio, PhD