This Handheld Surgical Biopen Can Draw Stem Cells To Repair Cartilage

surgeons-3d-print-stem-cells-with-biopen-designboom01There are about 50 million people worldwide with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. That number is expected to rise to 67 million by 2030. Arthritis is a disease of the joint where the cartilage between the joints breaks down and makes movement painful and can require orthopedic surgery. The average orthopedic surgeon performs 29 procedures each month the most common procedures are sports medicine, hand surgery and joint replacement.

What if an orthopedic surgeon didn’t have to use a scalpel to operate when performing some of these surgeries? What if the surgeon could use a pen to draw on personalized cell material onto the damaged cartilage, letting it heal itself with its own cells?


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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