Histogenics Corporation’ NeoCart for Patients with Knee Cartilage Damage Demonstrates Continued Efficacy for Periods of Up to Five Years
5/14/2012 10:10:29 AM
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regenerative medicine company Histogenics Corporation, announced today the presentation of intermediate term data supporting the clinical efficacy of the Company’s NeoCart Autologous Cartilage Tissue Implant (ACTI) for periods of up to five years with no evidence of severe treatment-related adverse events in patients with grade III chondral injury to the femur (cartilage damage in the knee). Dennis Crawford, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Surgical Director of Sports Medicine Programs in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Oregon Health Science University presented the findings “An Autologous Cartilage Tissue Implant (ACTI) NeoCart® for Treatment Grade III Chondral Injury to the Femur. Intermediate Term Results from Initial FDA Trials.” at the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) 2012 Annual Meeting in Montreal Canada on Sunday, May 13, 2012. NeoCart is an autologous bioengineered neocartilage grown outside the body using the patient’s own cells for the repair of full thickness cartilage lesions.