As medical technology advances, so does the need for clear patient
education on new products and innovations. AlloSource®, one of the largest nonprofit cellular and tissue providers in the country, offering more than 200 types of precise cellular, cartilage, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts to advance patient healing, recently shared a 3D animation about the science behind its cellular bone allograft, AlloStem®.
AlloStem is partially demineralized allograft bone combined with adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells and AlloSource’s 3D animation tells the visual story of how this allograft provides the three key properties necessary for bone formation.
- Osteoconductive – Partially demineralized allograft bone, the foundation for the AlloStem tissue, provides a natural scaffold for new bone formation.
- Osteoinductive – Naturally occurring growth factors present in allograft bone have been shown to encourage osteogenic activity.
- Osteogenic – AlloStem contains adult mesenchymal stem cells that naturally adhere to the bone substrate and may contribute to the formation of new bone.