MASTER IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
12th December, 2018
From 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm | Campus Auditorium Humanitas University
Prof. Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D.
Skeletal Research Center – Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, Ohio
Lecture “MSCs are not Stem Cells: they are the mediators of natural REGENERATIVE MEDICINE”
“I gave the name “Mesenchymal Stem Cells” (MSCs) to cells from marrow that could be isolated, culture expanded and
induced to differentiate into bone, cartilage, fat, muscle and other mesodermal tissues. The MSCs do notdifferentiate in
your body, but they serve as DRUG STORES for sites of injury and sentinels to protect and stimulate the injured tissue to
regenerate itself. Thus, MSCs are the best in vivo doctors of the new specialty of Regenerative Medicine”.
Prof. Elizaveta Kon and Prof. Maurilio Marcacci, Knee Functional and Biological Reconstruction Center,