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Platelet cryoprecipitate glue

Ref: http://stemcellres.com/content/4/1/1/abstract

The above article grabbed my attention since I have recently evaluated the cosmetic applications of platelet rich plasma (PRP).

From left to right: erythrocyte, thrombocyte, ...
From left to right: erythrocyte, thrombocyte, leukocyte (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This article explains the promising effects of a platelet cryoprecipitation product rich in growth factors augmenting osteogenesis and bone repair. Does it have any effect on fibroblasts? Can we tweak the technology into an anti-ageing product? Or as I concluded from my PRP evaluation, platelet derived products have an established role in wound/bone repair but not in cosmetic dermatology? Obviously nobody wants a bony skin.

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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