Taking the limp out of cartilage repair (2010–2012)

Abstract:
In Australia osteoarthritis is the leading cause of pain and disability with the majority of individuals displaying radiographic evidence of this condition by age 65. We are developing two novel technologies which use patients' own stem cells to repair damaged cartilage. This project involves both the advancement of these technologies as well as their evaluation using a sheet cartilage repair model. These technologies offer significant promise for those suffering joint pain.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Head of School
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Affiliate Professor
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council