Disease Modifying Hydrogels to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis
Current treatment options for knee osteoarthritis do little to stop the deterioration of tissues in the joint and total knee arthroplasty surgeries are inevitable.
This project develops injectable hydrogels that locally target tissue degrading enzymes to preserve cartilage, bone, and synovial tissues.
Aids with identifying the nature and cause(s) of a clinical problem or illness
Increases the efficacy of a clinical process or procedure
Enables healing from or treatment of an illness or clinical problem
Records/shares data as on-going surveillance of a clinical problem, process or procedure
Brendan Purcell, PhD
CEO of Prohibix LLC
Robert D. Bent Professor of Bioengineering
Mary Black Ralston Professor for Education and Research in Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Bioengineering
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Co-Director, Human Tissue Laboratory