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Table 1 MC system vs. Harvest centrifugation system; comparison 1

From: Isolation of clinically relevant concentrations of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells without centrifugation

  Marrow cellution Harvest system
TNCs/mL × 106 CFU-fs/mL CD34+/mL × 103 TNCs/mL × 106 CFU-fs/mL CD34+/mL × 103
Patient 1 55.0 2915 157 96.0 1248 435
Patient 2 27.2 1278 66 64.0 1312 308
Patient 3 16.6 552 49 40.3 232 203
Patient 4 20.5 1496 42 57.5 883 209
Patient 5 38.0 1672 42 72.5 308 117
Average 31.5 ± 15.5** 1583 ± 858* 71.2 ± 49.0** 66.1 ± 20.5 797 ± 509 254 ± 122
  1. Levels of TNCs, CFU-fs, and CD34+ cells in MC aspirates (single puncture site) and Harvest bone marrow concentrates (three punctures sites) taken from contralateral iliac crest draws in the same patient. (* p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01)