“ROKIT Healthcare starts the world’s first 3D bio-printing self-cartilage regenerative clinical trial with Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospita”– ROKIT Healthcare
Opens up possibilities to regenerate cartilage with self-cell instead of metal artificial joint
Developing 3D cartilage regeneration method beyond the limit of current 2D injection therapy
ROKIT Healthcare(CEO Seo-Whan You) starts a large-scale animal experiment, that develops human long-term regeneration platform, produced an autologous cell cartilage structure with a 3D bio-printer and successfully proved the effect of autologous cartilage regeneration through animal experiments in South Korea, with MGH(Massachusetts General Hospital). The cartilage regeneration procedure using the 3D bio printer developed by Rokit Healthcare Co., Ltd. reproduces the shape of the damaged cartilage tissue from the MRI / CT data in a patient-customized manner. They have applied for domestic and foreign patents last year on using bio ink to regenerate damaged cartilage area with minimal incision.
Conventional injection cartilage therapy has many structural limitations in treating very complex 3-D human cartilage, but since it is an innovative method of regenerating autografts by outputting three-dimensional images of the damaged area correctly, It is a state-of-the-art new medical technology.
Dr. Charles Bragdon, deputy director of the MGH Harris Orthopedics Lab, said that the 3-dimensional cartilage regeneration technique developed at Rokit Healthcare will be a technique that can be used for the treatment of degenerative arthritis caused by aging. He will present the technology at The American Society of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS),and willing to collaborate with global cartographic orthopedic surgeons for clinical application studies.
“In the first half year, we will conduct research on human subjects as early as this year.” Yoo Seok-hwan, CEO of Rokit Healthcare, said. They have already confirmed that the cartilage tissue produced by our cartilage regenerating technique is differentiated into hyaline cartilage rather than fibrous cartilage through domestic animal experiments.