Cartilage Regeneration: Solving The Unsolvable?
CartiHeal's simple, cell-free construct may offer a potential solution to one of the greatest unsolved problems in musculoskeletal surgery – cartilage regeneration. An interview with Nir Altschuler, founder and CEO of the Israeli start-up.
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