What Makes Lipogems Technology Cutting Edge?

Distinguish Education and Research
is a medical and scientific organization currently led by an international group of multi-disciplinary physicians and scientists.

Today, the Distinguish Education and Research is a global network of health care professionals. Each year it offers leading educational events around the world, which are supported by nationally and internationally recognized faculty and are attended by leading physicians, scientists, residents, and fellows. The members working in the fields of sports medicine, total joint arthroplasty, plastic surgery, veterinary, and other specialties

Our Mission
At the heart of our mission, we aim to improve quality of life that has value to the healthcare system by to providing natural, minimally invasive options to manage the treatment gap (tried conservative therapy and not ready for major invasive surgery) and optimize recovery.

As medical care is evolving, Lipogems is dedicated to pioneering the development of research and clinical solutions to ensure less complexity, better reproducibility, high value quality of care to improve healthcare and economics.

Ethical Code:

Both our Ethical Code and close collaboration with many important international  research centers reinforce the integrity in our approach to healthcare professionals and patient care.

Partnership to Make a Difference In Healthcare:

We partner with Physicians, Surgeons, and Scientific Researchers to aim to improve Patients’ lives all over the world by providing Innovative Technologies and Medical solutions.

Strong Scientific Evidence

Lipogems Microfragmented Fat is supported by over 80+ peer reviewed publications in leading journals and conducted by well respected scientists and researchers from leading institutions across the world.  Majority of the studies (95%) are independent research (no funding was given).

Research Papers:

80+ Peer Reviewed Publications (95% are independent studies)

Follow Up:

Up to 3 years of clinical data

Body Areas:

Shoulders | Knees | Hips | Foot and Ankle

Post Procedure Checks:

• Safety
• Efficacy
• Pain
• Functional Outcomes
• Need to repeat the procedure or receive major invasive surgery.

• Minimal downtime and minimal pain medication

• Minimal risk of infection/complication: Minimal complication rate (1-2% reported for seroma / hematoma) and no major adverse events reported

Military Study

The Geneva Foundation is sponsoring a multicenter prospective study evaluating Microfragmented fat for active military patients suffering from knee issues.  This study is part of the Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Research for Operational Readiness (MIRROR) that is headquartered at Uniformed Services University.

Ongoing Independent Clinical Research Studies: 38

There are 38 ongoing independent clinical research studies being performed at leading institutions.


  • Level 1 Randomized Controlled Trials: 8
  • Prospective Studies: 10
  • Retrospective Studies: 2


  • Level 1 Randomized Controlled Trials: 3
  • Prospective Studies: 3

Other/General Surgery

  • Prospective Studies: 3

New Investigator Initiated Studies

  • Prospective Studies: 7
  • Retrospective Studies: 2

Ongoing Basic Science Studies: 13

There are 13 ongoing basic science studies that are evaluating the following:

  • Tissue Characterization
  • Tissue Function
  • Leading academic researchers in EU and US

Our Research Partners


  • Hospital For Special Surgery
  • New York University
  • Duke University
  • University of Southern California
  • Brown University
  • Kessler Foundation
  • Rutgers University
  • The Hughston Clinic
  • Covington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
  • Advanced Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine
  • New Jersey Sports Medicine
  • Polaris Spine
  • University of Modena
  • Catherine Specialty Hospital, Zagreb
  • Aleris-Hamlet Parken Private Hospital – Copenhagen
  • Orthopedic Institute Rizzoli, Bologna
  • Orthopedic Institute Galeazzi – Milan
  • Humanitas Clinical Institute, Milan
  • Zealand University Hospital Køge
  • Copenhagen University Hospital Amager-Hvidovre
  • The Lincoln Hospital/Leicester Hospital
  • Antwerp Orthopaedic Center (Monica Hospitals)
  • And more…..


  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Miami
  • Steadman Clinic
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • University of Bologna


Peer Reviewed Publications with up to 3 Year Follow Up

FDA Cleared for Orthopaedic and Arthroscopic Surgery

Featured Researchers

John Kennedy, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dept Chair for Foot and Ankle
New York University

Damir Hudetz, MD, PhD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
St. Catherine Specialty Hospital

Gerard Malanga, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
President of IOF
New Jersey Sports Medicine
Kessler Foundation for Rehabilitation

Arnold Caplan, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Diego Correa, MD, PhD
University of Miami

Laura De Giralamo, PhD
Orthopedic Institute Galeazzi

Bruno Peault, PhD
University of California- Los Angelos

Research Studies have been presented at the following leading societies in orthopaedics


New Research Presented at Leading Orthopaedic Societies and Conferences

LIPOGEMS research has recently presented at the following research and congresses:

AOSSM Orthobiologics Surgical Skills Course in October 2018 in Chicago, IL

TOBI Orthobiologics Conference in June 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

TOBI Orthbiologics Conference in June 2017 in Las Vegas, NV

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Research Society in March 2017 in San Diego, CA

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in March 2018 in  New Orleans, LA 2018

Orthopaedic Research Society in March 2018 in New Orleans, LA

Arthroscopy Association of North America in Aril 26-28, 2018 in Chicago, IL

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in April 2018 in Lake Buena Vista, FL

International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science in December 2017 in Miami, FL

Real Life Orthopaedics in Atlanta, GA in November 2016

International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science in November 17-20, 2016 in San Diego, CA

Innovative Techniques: The Knee Course on October 22-24, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada

International Cartilage Repair Society on September 23-27th, 2016 in Sorrento, Italy

Research Studies have been presented at the following leading societies in orthopaedics