Successful mechanical characterization of the COPLA® Scaffold for cartilage replacement

The BIOMOMENTUM testing machine has been successfully employed by ULM University to perform a mechanical mapping of the complete COPLA® Scaffold surface.

Peak loads in the human knee joint can increase by up to six-fold body weight during daily activities, like e. g. climbing stairs. In the frame of the RESTORE project, the COPLA® Scaffold will be implanted in a high-demanding cartilage defect. Therefore, it has to withstand such high mechanical loads. To investigate the initial mechanical competence of the COPLA® Scaffold prior to its implantation, Dr Svenja Stein and Dr Daniela Warnecke have successfully performed a mechanical characterization of the complete scaffold surface using the BIOMOMENTUM multiaxial testing machine.