NEWS 9 June: Hy2Care receives €6M EU funding for optimal cartilage repair
Hy2Care injectable hydrogel has been developed for functional repair of cartilage defects in joints. The injectable hydrogel is based on joint-tissue mimicking natural polymers; it aims to protect the injured site and is intended to facilitate natural repair.
Millions of people suffer from traumatic cartilage defects following a (sports) accident, slip or fall. They want a fast healing, to get rid of the pain and return to full activity. An optimal repair of these defects is also essential to prevent the onset of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA), which could cause many years of chronic pain and immobility.
The unique composition of Hy2Care’s hydrogel creates a natural scaffold for the patient’s own cells to reside in and deposit new cartilage matrix, enabling the body to heal itself.
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