The German-Danish Biobank and Innovation Platform

for Stem Cells in Bone Regeneration


We developed a method to harvest bone stem cells during routine bone surgeries.

For this purpose, we created a prototype of a new medical extraction device and applied for a patent.


We generated a process chain to safely transport bone material from the operating room to the laboratory for stem cell isolation.
We stored harvested cells under different conditions and evaluated their characteristics to ensure appropriate quality for further growth or clinical


Involved hospitals have been connected via a specifically developed database system to be able to share sample data respecting.

We are currently weighing up the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of organisation for BONEBANK.

BONEBANK was supported by Interreg Deutschland-Danmark with funds from the European Regional Development Fund.

Duration: Sep. 2015 - Aug. 2020 | Total budget: 3.9 million Euros, thereof 2.21 million Euros funding


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