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Medical Future - Daniel Kraft returns to TED

Former NCIIA grantee Daniel Kraft makes his second appearance on TED, talking about the future of medicine.

Based at Stanford University, Daniel is one of this country's leading biomedical innovators. In 2002, he led a student team that developed the Marrow Miner (see his TED talk from 2009).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Huffington Post story and PBS video: Ecovative Design's packaging innovation (2011)

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The Stanford MarrowMiner Bone Marrow Harvest Device E-Team

Stanford University, 2002 - $14,500

In 2000, approximately 40,000 marrow transplants were performed worldwide. In the field of bone marrow transplantation (BMT), an autologous transplant involves bone marrow harvesting from the patient, and feeding the marrow back to the same patient following treatment with high-dose chemotherapy. An allogeneic transplant refers to the procedure of harvesting bone marrow from a healthy donor and giving it to the patient who has received high doses of chemotherapy and radiation.

Because both of these harvesting methods are expensive and tedious, the MarrowMiner E-Team developed an innovative device and method for rapidly harvesting bone marrow and the stem cells bone marrow contains. The team incorporated as StemCor Systems.
 

Update:

In 2008, the team signed an agreement with Hospira, Inc. to develop and commercialize StemCor's proprietary system for the harvest of  bone marrow. 

 

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