An Intra-Articular Injection For Osteoarthritis Using Silk Microspheres

Student: Arturo Tablada, 2014-2015

Sponsor: Cocoon Biotech, Boston, MA

In order to solve the increased need of joint pain relief from osteoarthritis, Cocoon Biotech is working to pioneer a novel solution that avoids the typical side effects of steroid injections and total knee arthroplasty.  Using silk, Cocoon Biotech is working to satisfy this need while still allowing its patients to preserve their present and future lifestyle.  The product has competition from two newly public companies and also competition from pharmaceutical companies. The project will focus on determining the proper course of action for the company and products in order to acquire market share quickly while minimizing extra costs.