– STRI verified differentiation of chondrocyte and osteoblast from nEPS
– STRI checked up Computed Tomography (CT) scan to cure inflammation of articulatio genu after stem cell clinical treatment of arthritis patient.
Cartilage-related disease program
Cartilage is an important structural component of the body. It is a firm tissue yet is softer and much more flexible than bone.
Cartilage is a connective tissue found in many areas of the body including:
– joints between bones e.g. the elbows, knees and ankles
– Ends of the ribs
– Bronchial tubes or airways
– Ears and nose
– Between the vertebrae in the spine
Cartilage is made up of specialized cells called chondrocytes. These chondrocytes produce large amounts of extracellular matrix composed of collagen fibers, proteoglycan, and elastin fibers. There are no blood vessels in cartilage to supply the chondrocytes with nutrients.