The INSTRUCT Products
INSTRUCT is an integrated kit that will provide clinicians with all of the required tools to enable CRT.
The INSTRUCT products consist of:
- a cell processor
- a mechanically functional scaffold
- reusable surgical instrumentation
The graphics and diagram below show a schematic of the cell processor unit and the sequence of events for intra-operative cell processing within the unit.
The surgeon (or assistant) will use the INSTRUCT products in the operating theatre to process the patient's own cartilage and bone marrow, seed the scaffold with this cell mixture and prepare it for implantation during a single, minimally invasive, surgical procedure We believe the process will take about one hour, after which, the surgeon will remove the cell-loaded scaffold from the cell processor. The surgeon will then implant the seeded scaffold into the patient's cartilage defect.