Centennial, Colo. — April 10, 2018 — AlloSource, an organization dedicated to advancing the science and use of transplantable allogeneic cells and tissue, today announced that clinical and scientific data on its ProChondrix® osteochondral allograft will be presented at the International Cartilage Repair Society’s 14th World Congress on Wednesday, April 11 from 13:00-14:00 in the Almaty 3 Room.
Dr. Vishal Mehta will present his 24-month clinical experience with ProChondrix in the knee. Dr. Mehta performed the first ProChondrix implantation in December of 2014 and will share his clinical experience with the product.
“ProChondrix has been a valuable addition to my cartilage restoration treatment protocol and my patient outcomes have been encouraging,” said Dr. Mehta. “I look forward to sharing these clinical results with the international cartilage community.”
AlloSource’s Chief New Ventures Officer, Peter Stevens, PhD, is presenting on “ProChondrix CR Post-Cryopreservation Cell Viability and Basic Science.” AlloSource’s research demonstrates that ProChondrix CR contains viable and metabolically active cells that are comparable to fresh osteochondral allografts. The cryopreservation technology ensures cellular viability for a longer period of time than many osteochondral allografts available today.
“This study demonstrates our commitment to advancing the science behind biologics,” said Stevens. “Our proprietary process enables us to provide a cryopreserved graft that maintains cellular viability with a longer shelf-life, allowing ProChondrix CR to help more patients return to an active lifestyle.”
ProChondrix CR is a laser-etched, cryopreserved osteochondral allograft that helps deliver the necessary components for articular cartilage restoration. This next generation of cartilage restoration therapy provides the viable cells and other biological components necessary for repair and regeneration of damaged cartilage tissues.