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Cartiva Inc.

Hydrogel implant designed to mimic natural cartilage

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

The Cartiva synthetic cartilage implant from Cartiva Inc. is mostly water; hence, the hydrogel polymer mimics physical properties of human cartilage. The company is initially focusing on repairing cartilage defects in ankles and feet, specifically the metatarsophalangeal joint at the base of the great toe, to relieve arthritis pain.

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