Product information CaReS-1S

CaReS®-1S is an implant used for the treatment of full-layer, localized small cartilage defects of up to 8 cm2. CaReS®-1S is a sterile, ready-to-use, primarily cell-free implant consisting of a patented collagen type I matrix. CaReS®-1S fills the defect zone completely and is colonized by cells migrating from the surrounding tissue leading to the formation of hyaline-like regenerated cartilage tissue.

CaReS®-1S is a technology of cartilage regeneration providing all benefits of autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) without requiring an additional intervention for biopsy (autologous chondrocyte immigration, ACIM).


  • Effective pain relief and improved mobility and thus improved quality of life for the patients
  • Proven migration of cells into the CaReS®-1S matrix and formation of hyaline-like cartilage allowing for earlier weight bearing
  • Off-the-shelf product; any time available in the OR!
  • One stage, gentle surgical procedure
  • Easy and fast application
  • CaReS®-1S is ready-to-use at any time during surgery avoiding logistical efforts
  • CE-certified


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