A Paradigm Shift in Skeletal Reconstruction

Growth factor: UM spinoff aims to use mesh to create bone

Tom Henderson, Crain's Detroit Business

It sounds futuristic: Tissue Regeneration Systems Inc. is in the business of using a biodegradable polymer mesh to grow new bone and replace the titanium implants now in use. But the future isn't so far off.

With a fresh round of venture capital funding, including $500,000 from a new state of Michigan fund, and animal trials winding down, the University of Michigan spinoff hopes to be in the market late next year or in 2015 at the latest.

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