Adevice provides electromagnetic pulses at a predetermined frequency that will result in cartilage cell regeneration and regrowth for patients with arthritis, which reduces or eliminates joint cartilage. The device can be wrapped around the joints in a patient where infected cartilage is located. Molecular and marker data have shown this innovation to work as described above. This is a non-invasive technology that regenerates the patient’s own tissue, allowing for possibly no significant side-effects or foreign matter reactivity.

This work was done by Thomas J. Goodwin of Johnson Space Center. This invention has been patented by NASA (U.S. Patent No. 8,795,147). Inquiries concerning nonexclusive or exclusive license for its commercial development should be addressed to

the Patent Counsel
Johnson Space Center
(281) 483-1003.

Refer to MSC-24541-1.


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