In vivo assessment of scaffolds for rotator cuff repair

UoA have used an in vivo model to successfully test two biomaterials from commercial partners, developed within New Zealand and the UK. We have also identified a collagen scaffold developed by the Ophthalmology Department, UoA, which is currently being patented for use in tissue regeneration (Fig 6). We are assessing this in our in vivo rotator cuff model and expect to report outcomes by the end of this year.

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Figure 6: Collagen scaffold (printed with permission from: Dr Dipika Patel, Ophthalmology, University of Auckland).

A) Scanning electron micrograph B) fluorescent micrograph.

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