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Disposable applicator for biomaterial implants

TiGenix is a biomedical company developing durable treatments for damaged and diseased tissues using cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

42 Technology has helped the company to design and develop a novel arthroscopic surgical toolset set in readiness for launching a new collagen-based biomedical material.  Our work included:

  • Developing a simple, easy to manufacture disposable applicator to gently compress a cylindrical plug of hydrated, elastic material ready for implantation
  • Design and development of a site preparation kit for use during the initial surgical procedure
  • Helping prepare documentation to secure CE mark approval

“We have worked with other Cambridge-based consultancies and found 42 Technology to be our ideal partner. The team combined good engineering analysis, problem solving and project management to deliver a great solution, on time and to budget. In addition, they helped with manufacturing scale-up and preparation of documents for regulatory approval enabling us to move quickly towards more extensive trials and market launch of our unique biocompatible implant material.”

Tim Mead, TiGenix