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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 692913, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/692913
Research Article

Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Freeze-Thawing Influence Growth Factor Release and Their Effects on Chondrocytes and Synoviocytes?

1Nano-Biotechnology Laboratory, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via di Barbiano 1, 40136 Bologna, Italy
2II Clinic-Biomechanics Laboratory and Nano-Biotechnology Laboratory, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40136 Bologna, Italy
3Laboratory of Immunorheumatology and Tissue Regeneration/RAMSES, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40136 Bologna, Italy
4Laboratory RAMSES, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40136 Bologna, Italy
5Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine and Cell and Musculoskeletal Tissue Bank, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40136 Bologna, Italy
6Laboratory of Immunorheumatology and Tissue Regeneration Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40136 Bologna, Italy
7Department of Medical and Surgical Science, University of Bologna, Via Giuseppe Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
8Clinical Pathology Unit, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40136 Bologna, Italy

Received 27 February 2014; Accepted 23 June 2014; Published 17 July 2014

Academic Editor: Mikel Sánchez

Copyright © 2014 Alice Roffi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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