PRP with Magillen Technology
The MAGELLAN® technology provides an automated dual spin processing system that can deliver Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as well as Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP).
As a leader of the industry, the MAGELLAN® Autologous Platelet Separator System is designed to be used in the clinical laboratory or intraoperatively at the point-of-care for safe and rapid preparation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Arteriocyte Medical Systems continues to invest in platelet separation technology and is focused on the development of new surgical applications of PRP.
Platelets release various growth factors:
PDGF – Platelet Derived Growth Factor
Cell growth, new generation and repair of blood vessels, collagen production
TGF-B – Transforming Growth Factor – Beta
Growth and neogenesis of epithelial cells and vascular endothelial cells, promotion of wound healing
VEGF – Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
Growth and new generation of vascular endothelial cells
FGF – Fibroblast Growth Factor
Tissue repair, cell growth, collagen production, hyaluronic acid production
EGF – Epithelial Growth Factor
Promotion of epithelial cell growth, angiogenesis, promotion of wound healing
The Magellan technology provides an automated dual spin processing system that can deliver (PRP) Platelet Rich Plasma as well as (PPP) Platelet Poor Plasma.
We often hear PRP injections and stem cell treatment grouped together. For PRP injections, a physician uses the patient’s own blood to separate platelets in a centrifuge. The platelets are then re-injected into the injured area, releasing growth factors that promote natural tissue healing.
Stem cell therapy is a completely different process. For the procedure, stem cells from either bone marrow or fat tissue used in conjunction with platelets. Stem cells from bone marrow, produce cartilage and typically used in treating arthritic conditions and sports injuries.
Stem cells from fat tissue are utilized with platelets to heal an osteoarthritic joint.
Remarkable results have come from PRP injections as well as stem cell therapy. Common injuries or conditions that are often improved with these treatments include:
- Foot and Ankle injuries
- Plantar Faciitis
- Arthritic joints
- Overuse injuries