Journal of Cell Science & Therapy

Journal of Cell Science & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7013


Cell Therapies-Engineered Cartilage Tissue-New Horizons

Srinivas Rao K

Cartilage tissue engineering is required for the repair of injured cartilage and osteoarticular diseases. Since cartilage cells at the site do not grow to form new cartilage cells, therefore, tissue engineered cartilage approaches aim at cultivating chondrocytes in vitro, and to reintroduce the engineered cultured cartilage tissue into the damaged region. In our study, human cartilage cells cultured on novel microcarrier made of ECM (Extracellular matrix) proteins exhibited hyaline cartilage differentiation, cell proliferation and biocompatibility. Engineered cartilage tissue will be a promising method for the treatment of cartilage defects.