Silk Microspheres: A Natural Way to Ease Osteoarthritis Pain

Student: Edward Gordon, 2015-2016

Sponsor: Cocoon Biotech, Boston, MA

In order to solve the ever growing need of joint pain from Osteoarthritis, Cocoon Biotech is working to pioneer a novel solution that avoids the typical side effects of steroid injections and total knee arthroplasty. There is an ever growing market of active people that need joint relief but are too young for total knee arthroplasty and do not wish to have the multiple complications from long term steroid injections. Using silk, Cocoon Biotech is working to satisfy this need while still allowing its patients to preserve their present and future lifestyle. This project will be focused on determining the proper course of action for the company and product in order to acquire market share quickly while minimizing extra costs.