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First Israeli patient gets startup’s knee cartilage-regrowing implant

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First Israeli patient gets startup’s knee cartilage-regrowing implant

Procedure is part of global clinical trial for technology developed by Israel’s CartiHeal, which hopes to bring relief to millions of sufferers of knee pain

After repeated attempts to fix the worn-down cartilage in her knee failed to bring relief, a 30-year old woman in Jerusalem earlier this month received an implant made of aragonite, a form of calcium carbonite, which, if all goes well, will help regenerate her cartilage and bone over time.

The implant was developed by the Israeli startup CartiHeal Ltd., which is conducting a global clinical trial of its technology and hoping to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration. The goal is to commercialize a product that could bring relief to millions of sufferers of cartilage knee pain within a few years. Read More

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First Israeli patient gets startup’s knee cartilage-regrowing implant