About the Procedure
In an outpatient procedure, with the patient under IV sedation or anesthesia, the surgeon extracts bone marrow, which contains stem cells, from the patient’s iliac wing (top of the pelvic bone). The harvested bone marrow is then inserted into the Harvest Smart-Prep Stem cell concentrating system made by Harvest TerumoBCT.
Using a specialized centrifuge, the Harvest Smart-Prep system concentrates the stem cells in less than 15 minutes so that they may be injected back into the patient at a specific point of damage or injury to aid in healing. The stem cells are not expanded at another laboratory location – they are harvested, processed (concentrated), and safely injected back into the patient, all in one procedure.