Tissue engineering at its finest
Tendons are highly organized connective tissues that transmit force between muscle and bone. They are dense connective tissues and critical components for the integrity and function of the musculoskeletal system. Tendons connect bone to muscle and transmit forces on which locomotion entirely depends. Due to trauma, overuse, and age-related degeneration, many people suffer from acute or chronic tendon injuries. The complex structure of the bone–tendon and muscle-tendon junctions makes their reproduction for tissue engineering applications very difficult. Titen is an innovative startup formed by tendon tissue engineering (TTE) experts and focused on producing synthetic grafts for tendon repair based on a unique and novel scaffolding technique.