Orthopedic "Velcro"

Therapeutics, Biologics, Biomarkers, and Diagnostics

Developer:  Suzanne Maher, PhD

Orthopedic “Velcro” comprises a moiety (either biological or chemical) that may be affixed to an implant to assist in the fixation of that device. When the device is implanted, the moiety binds to a component of the extracellular matrix of cartilage to provide for immediate fixation with the host tissue upon implantation.

Legal Status:  Patent Issued (US 8,440,618)

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