Clinical Uses

Our patented platform technology has been designed to be used in many types of procedures and across many medical specialties. We continue to explore further applications as patients and physicians seek ways to save and protect normal, healthy tissue during treatment. The following categories are examples of how our technology can be applied to specific tissue types and procedures.

Joint Cartilage

Two types of joint cartilage are sources of symptoms once damaged--hyaline cartilage and fibrocartilage. Our technology has been designed to remove the damaged tissue and contour the site while protecting normal healthy cartilage surrounding the treatment site. This process allows the surrounding healthy tissue to participate in healing responses to treatment. By eliminating damaged cartilage, providing a contoured cartilage surface, and preserving normal surrounding cartilage, the joint can be protected and symptoms can be relieved. By preserving (by not damaging) healthy tissue the opportunity to stimulate tissue healing responses may facilitate patient recovery.

Agent Delivery

Our devices have been designed for an entirely new surgical process for delivering therapeutic Agents to tissues during surgery. These Interfacing Agents are directed at improved healing and advancing the recovery process of the tissues treated. Since our technology goal is to preserve the normal, healthy tissue surrounding the treatment site, we can have the opportunity to stimulate healing responses in this tissue during treatment. These Interfacing Agents are being designed for procedure-specific applications, both for soft and hard tissues.

Bone

Bone tissue requires treatment in many instances, but most commonly when injured, broken, or for reconstructive procedures. In treating bone tissue, the unique properties of our Interfacing Agents for bone, combined with the Agent delivery method and other elements, results in a fixation device to join bones together and also to deliver important therapeutic compounds to the treatment site. In many instances, the process can eliminate the use of fixation devices such as screws, pins, and plates that are the current method for joining bone pieces together, implants that currently injure normal bone tissue.