A second skin to regenerate joints

Scientists in France, have created an implant which, when applied as a wound dressing, can regenerate cartilage.

Using small and large animals (rats and sheep), the teams from Inserm and University of Strasbourg, observed that the innovative implant, called ARTiCAR, acts as a second skin promoting cartilage regeneration.

“The implant we’ve developed is intended for two cases in particular: major cartilage lesions and incipient osteoarthritis,” explained the leader of the study, Ms Benkirane-Jessel. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications and the next step will be to conduct a study in humans.

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