Stem Cells from Fat to Fix Breasts and Hearts
Chris Calhoun, the 44-year-old CEO of San Diego-based biotech company Cytori Therapeutics, has found a way of removing stem cells from fat tissue and processing them for breast restoration and augmentation. His technology can be used to repair hearts and kidneys too, but getting FDA approval for fixing breasts is far easier. His business and invention have gone through many phases. Now after $200 million in R&D, he has a “box” known as the Celution System. It looks like a souped-up photocopier. But instead of taking in originals and spitting out replicas, it turns liposuctioned fat into breast-making gold. Here's the story from Sharon Begley at Wired.
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