Creating cartilage from stem cells
About the project:
Osteoarthritis is caused by erosion of articular cartilage surfaces, critical for joint function. Current tissue regeneration approaches are inadequate. The aim of this project is to produce high quality living cartilage to repair damaged cartilage using stem cells. Our approach uses a novel method we have developed to direct human stem cells to form high quality cartilage that recapitulates the biochemical qualities of natural cartilage.
Research theme: reBUILD
Tissue of interest: Cartilage