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Biocompatible hydrogel could be used as cartilage replacement

By Damir Beciri
One Comment15 September 2012

cartilage-hydrogel-1A team of experts in mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have created an extremely stretchy and tough hydrogel which is a hybrid of two weak gels that combine to create something much stronger. This new gel can stretch up to 21 times of its original… »


Researchers getting closer to artificial cartilage creation

By Damir Beciri
10 December 2011

knee-cartilage_0Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University are one step closer to create implantable replacement cartilage. The method allows cartilage to form from patient’s own stem cells without lengthy culture time before the implantation. The technology could solve cartilage problems which occur after sports injuries and accidents, as well as in cases of osteoarthritis which… »