Scientists Grow Test Tube Bones
Bonus BioGroup has found a way to manufacture human bones from live fat cells, which can be used for bone grafts and joint replacements.
Scientists in Haifa, Israel are going to start growing bones in a new factory, which will be ready later this year. Using an innovative technique, invented by Dr. Shai Meretzki, his company Bonus BioGroup will take live fat cells from patients by liposuction in order to manufacture the bones.
These could be used in bone grafts and joint replacements for patients, after the method of growing them in a test tube has been perfected. Meretzki explained the process of building bones to The Times of Israel: