Patient receives new knee made from coral thanks to Israeli startup
Agili-C, which is made of a material derived from the exoskeletons of coral, is currently undergoing clinical studies centering around the regeneration of damaged cartilage and bone. Over 70 patients have been treated with the implant so far worldwide.
(August 9, 2018 / JNS) Israel has just completed its first successful knee surgery using a coral-based implant invented by an Israeli startup.
Earlier this month, a 30 year old patient who had undergone several unsuccessful knee surgeries in the past, received an Agili-C implant at Hadassah University Medical Center on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus, created by the Kfar Saba-based CartiHeal startup.