Marcus Tonak

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Bone substitute materials can induce bone formation in combination with mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). The aim of the current study was to examine ectopic in vivo bone formation with and without MSC on a new resorbable ceramic, called calcium deficient hydroxyapatite (CDHA). Ceramic blocks characterized by a large surface (48 m2/g) were compared with(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from bone marrow and outgrowth endothelial cells (OEC) from peripheral blood are considered as attractive cell types for applications in regenerative medicine aiming to build up complex vascularized tissue-engineered constructs. MSC provide several advantages such as the potential to differentiate to osteoblasts and to support(More)
BACKGROUND Animal bone models are inevitable for musculoskeletal research. The induction of a local bone tumor is complex and time consuming. In this study a new model is presented using a direct implantation of tumor cells into the bone without a preliminary passaging of the cells. METHODS A three-dimensional matrix consisting of alginate spheroids and(More)
AIM Three resorbable biomaterials were evaluated regarding proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC) in vitro. In a second step, the new biomaterial, calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite (CDHA), was tested in a pilot in vivo study by subcutaneous implantation in the severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mouse. (More)
UNLABELLED The treatment of osteosarcoma, especially wide resection, is challenging. An additional local drug therapy after resection using anti-neoplastic bone cement (Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)) could help improve the outcome of therapy. In this study, we evaluated the effects of PMMA loaded with valproic acid (VPA) and suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid(More)
The repair and regeneration of large bone defects, including the formation of functional vasculature, represents a highly challenging task for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Recent studies have shown that vascularization and ossification can be stimulated by mild heat stress (MHS), which would offer the option to enhance the bone regeneration(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation is a minimal invasive therapy in the treatment of bone metastases. In this study we present a new ablation system enabling an ablation in multiple directions and with an adaptable size and shape. MATERIAL AND METHODS VX-2 tumor was used for the induction of experimental bone metastases in the femur of six New Zealand(More)
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