The pre-clinical stage of his research proved it's possible to take immature mesenchymal stem cells from a patient’s fat tissue and direct their growth toward bone tissue.
The bone tissue is then grown in vitro in a bioreactor system that mimics the human body, using a 3-D mold created by using CT scans and X-rays to mirror exactly the patient’s missing bone.
“Within about a month, you can get a live, three-dimensional, active bone.
One of the nice things is that the moment that you put hematopoietic stem cells -- the cells that create the blood and the immune system -- within the bioreactor next to the bone you are creating, very shortly the hematopoietic stem cells enter the live bone.
They home in on the bone and proliferate in the bone in the bioreactor outside the body, the same way that they would inside our body
Soon:Growing various human tissues outside of body.