ABOUT CHONDROMETRICS GMBH
Chondrometrics GmbH was founded
in 2003 by Prof. Dr. med. Felix Eckstein and Prof. Dr. med Reinhard Putz, as a
spin-off from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (Munich, Germany). In
2004 the company transitioned to its current location in Ainring (Germany),
near the border to Salzburg (Austria).
Chondrometrics is a leading provider of medical image analysis services to researchers in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry. The focus of the company is on quantitative analysis of articular cartilage, meniscus, and muscle from magnetic resonance images (MRI), and on the research of osteoarthritis.
The company has developed a highly efficient software platform and has formed a team of well-trained and highly experienced readers, to provide quantitative imaging surrogates of tissue adaptation and disease progression in large scale studies.
Representatives of the company are actively involved in academic research and publish continuously and extensively in the biomedical literature. The purpose of these activities is to provide and validate novel quantitative image analysis methodologies, to gain a better understanding of musculoskeletal disease pathogenesis, and to help companies to detect therapeutic drug effects earlier and with greater efficiency than currently possible based on traditional methodologies.