NCRM has been collaborating with Sri Ramachandra University Dept of Orthopedicas headed by Prof. Marthandam to develop invitro expanded human non weight bearing area chondrocytes without using collagen scaffold. Dr Arumugam is the principal investigator.
(1) Arumugam S, Manjunath S, Senthilkumar R, Baskar S, Senthil Nagarajan R, Yoshioka H, Mori Y, Marthandam S, Rajendran S, Samuel Abraham S. "In- vitro Culture and molecular characterization of human Chondrocytes using 3D Thermo Gelation Polymer (TGP) scaffold A Novel Scaffold". 7th Biennial ISAKOS Congress, Osaka, Japan, 5-9 April, 2009
(2) Arumugam S, Manjunath S, Senthilkumar R, Srinivasan V, Rajendiran S, Yoshioka H, Mori Y, Samuel Abraham S. "In vitro expansion and characterization of human chondrocytes using a novel Thermoreversible Gelation Polymer (TGP)". Journal of Orthopaedics, Posted online on July 28, 2011.