While the U.S. was once a predominant power in manufacturing, that changed when manufacturers started off-shoring to reduce costs, mostly related to labor, during the 1970s. However, because there are many advantages for manufacturers to conduct business in the U.S., some manufacturing companies are choosing to re-shore here at home. One industry that the U.S. continues to lead in manufacturing, though, is the medical device sector—a segment that not only continues to support innovation, but is vital to our economy as well.
Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside bones that helps form blood cells. It is found in the hollow, most protected part of bones—a preferential status that reflects the crucial role these cells play in the survival of organisms. Bone marrow aspiration (BMA) is the removal of a small amount of this tissue in liquid form. Several studies show BMA alone or BMA used in conjunction with autograft can influence new bone formation.