Chondritis, or inflammation of the cartilage, may occur in the outer ear and lead to otitis media. The group around Ken ITO at Teikyo University has launched a clinical study to reconstruct resected parts of the ear with implanted regenerated cartilage, developed by Fuji Software. Doctor-led clinical trials are scheduled for 2020.
Source: Nikkei Biotech news release, January 8, 2018
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