Injectable gel to treat knee injuries

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Washington (IANS): A US orthopaedics research team is developing an injectable gel that encourages self‐ healing of damaged tissues after a knee‐injury. The new solution could result in a minimally invasive, practical, and inexpensive approach for repairing cartilage and preventing osteoarthritis, the study noted. “We are creating an (injectable, bioactive) hydrogel Read More …

Bioactive gel to treat knee injuries being developed

Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college stars to weekend warriors. Current surgical options for repairing damaged cartilage caused by knee injuries are costly, can have complications, and often are not very effective in the long run. Even after surgery, cartilage degeneration can progress leading to painful arthritis. But a Read More …

Biomedical Engineering Student Yu Part of UI Team Developing Bioactive Gel to Treat Knee Injuries

By: Jennifer Brown UI Strategic Communications Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college stars to weekend warriors. Current surgical options for repairing damaged cartilage caused by knee injuries are costly, can have complications, and often are not very effective in the long run. Even after surgery, cartilage degeneration can progress Read More …

UI spin-out company CartilaGen wins first and second prizes in Chinese investor pitch competitions

By: Anne EaskerMay 2, 2016 CartilaGen LLC, a University of Iowa spin-out company developing innovative treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA), recently placed first and second in three different business competitions for Chinese investors on the East Coast. The company won first place at the Columbia University CSSA US-China Start-Up Competition in Boston, receiving a prize Read More …