Cool technology file: the MarrowMiner

More than just a great name, the MarrowMiner may revolutionize, in terms of efficiency and cost, the harvesting of bone marrow and the stem cells bone marrow contains.

Inventor Daniel Kraft recently described the MarrowMiner at a TED seminar. Watch the video here.

In 2002, the NCIIA funded a Stanford University E-Team to develop a new device for harvesting marrow - the MarrowMiner. As the company StemCor Systems, the team has moved the MarrowMiner into clinical trials.