Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


January 9, 2013

Human Cartilage Repair with a Photoreactive Adhesive Hydrogel Composite, Johns Hopkins News

Breakthrough research in human cartilage repair by NIBIB grantees Jennifer Elisseeff, Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University and Garry E. Gold at Stanford University may improve the treatment of cartilage defects. A pilot clinical study demonstrated the efficacy of an adhesive hydrogel biomaterial to support cartilage formation. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed repair tissue fill, growth, and integration with surrounding cartilage. Read more at

Health Terms: 
Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine