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FDA approves first autologous cellularized scaffold for the repair of cartilage defects of the knee

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FDA approves first autologous cellularized scaffold for the repair of cartilage defects of the knee

15/12/2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane (Maci, Vericel Corp) for the repair of symptomatic, full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee in adults.

Maci is the first FDA-approved product that applies the process of tissue engineering to grow cells on scaffolds using healthy cartilage tissue from the patient’s own knee, the FDA said.

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