Our mission is to make the treatment of cartilage defects sustainable across a patients lifetime by developing a joint-preserving knee resurfacing implant


Avalanche Medical is developing a non-degradable polymer focal knee resurfacing implant for the treatment of knee (osteo)chondral defects. We call this the SyCap implant, an acronym for “Synthethic Cartilage Plug.” The product is still in the developmental phase and not yet available to patients.

Our Origin and Ambition

Avalanche Medical is a spin-off company from the Chemelot InSciTe public-private collaboration project SyCap and has been founded in 2021. We are currently seeking investors to continue the development of the SyCap implant and to subsequently initiate clinical trials. Our public teaser slide deck is available on our company profile page.

Our Team

Our young start-up company is currently composed of three co-founders, with the necessary diversity in expertise and background.

Avalanche Medical

Founded in 2021

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