Professor Nimrod Rosen for the first time in the world began to perform the procedure for the restoration of bone tissue with the patient's cells. Doctors at Emek Hospital in Afula performed the world's first surgery to implant bone cells grown in a laboratory from stem cells that were extracted from a patient's fat cells. Until now, this was not possible, and patients who lost a bone fragment in an accident or in the course of cancer treatment had to go through a long and painful process of bone transplantation taken from another part of the body.
To do this, they took a fragment of adipose tissue was isolated from a patient, precursor cells responsible for the construction of tissues and blood vessels were isolated from it, and they were placed in a bioreactor - a device that simulates an environment similar to the internal environment of the human body, thus creating optimal conditions for cell division and building bones. After successful implantation within a month, the bone grew in the missing area along with the blood vessels. This technology is already being used in orthopedics and research has begun in the treatment of arthritis by injecting such cells.