Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) are a promising source for clinical application in regenerative orthopedics. ASCs derived from the infra-patellar fat pad (IFP)-a distinct adipose structure in the knee-show superior regenerative potential compared to subcutaneous-fat-derived cells. Furthermore, it has been shown that blood products enhance ASCs' viability. A major challenge for clinical translation of both ASCs and blood products is the low comparability of obtained data due to non-standardized harvesting, isolation and preparation methods. The aim of this method-paper is to provide reproducible protocols to help standardize basic research in the field to build a sound basis for clinical translation with an emphasize on practicability. The presented protocols include (i) ASC isolation from the IFP, (ii) blood product preparation and (iii) ASC incubation with blood products.
|Journal||Methods and Protocols|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2023|