Our focus is to repair cartilage damages, whether they are caused by trauma or through degeneration as in osteoarthritis. We use stem cells of the donor to grow tissues of cartilage, bone with the bone/cartilage interface as one construct. The construct in the form of an implantable plug is then implanted into the patient to replace the damaged tissues. We are a spin off from the Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the University of Hong Kong. The Tissue Engineering Lab has developed many technology platforms in the last decade, and these formed the solid foundation of Living Tissues.
We develop the technology to make a triphasic osteochondral graft with organization and nature similar to native cartilage tissues. It can be put into the defect by current surgery procedures, but with less time and promising results.