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Osteoarthritis treatment using stem cells

Osteoarthritis treatment using stem cells

Patient of CartiLifeTM

  • Knee cartilage defect (ICRS grade Ⅲ or Ⅳ, defect size 2 ~ 10 cm2)
  • Causes of cartilage defect: Degenerative(OA), Traumatic, OCD ..
  • No age limit


Do not administer to the following patient:

  • Patients with bovine protein hypersensitivity
  • Patients with Gentamycin hypersensitivity
  • Patients with inflammatory joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Patients with Osteoarthritis Kellgren-Lawrence grade 4
  • HIV, HIV-1/2 positive patients
  • Patients with arterial bleeding and severe venous bleeding


Very limited intrinsic healing ability

  • Avascular tissue
  • Compact ECM & small portion of chondrocytes -> limited cell migration to the defective site
  • Chondral lesions: no spontaneous healing
  • Osteochondrallesions: cell migration & bleeding from bone marrow -> fibrous cartilage -> No physical support as articular cartilage


Osteoarthritis (OA)


Autologous costal chondrocyte-derived bead-type hyaline cartilaginous tissue


Implantation with minimal arthrotomy or arthroscopy


Cartilage restoration of defect site Maintenance of regenerated cartilage


Significant increase in MOCART score compared to active control (MFx) at 24 and 48 weeks


SDefect filling and integration ability after CartLife treatment

Defect filling and integration ability after CartLife treatment

  • Use of non-articular cartilage – Safety, No age limit
    • Viable regardless of age and severity of the joint disease
    • Non-invasive biopsy procedure to the joint
  • Autologous chondrocytes + extracellular matrix – Fast restoration of hyaline cartilage
    • Provide microenvironment & support mechanical strength after transplantation
    • Direct cartilage restoration
    • no immune / inflammatory reaction
  • Small bead-type product – Increased clinical convenience
    • Less invasive transplantation procedure
    • Quick and simple procedure & Rapid recovery
  • Clinical efficacy – long term safety and efficacy
    • Significant structural regeneration (MRI)
    • Significant improvement in function, pain, sports activity