Biomedical Engineer Lambros Kourtis specializes in the development of artificial cartilage and joint repair and is confident that in the very near future he will be able to replace damaged cartilage.
In an interview to Athens News, he says that information concerning the research project is limited, though he has already developed and tested a synthetic material with similar properties to cartilage, a breakthrough that will soon change the life of millions of people suffering from diseases such as osteoporosis.
Kourtis, a native of Larissa, studied mechanical engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received a PhD from Stanford University, focusing on cartilage and bone mechanics.
He now works at Silicon Valley and has co-founded Biomimedica, a medical device company that is pioneering new approaches to joint repair.