What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is the science of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal form and function. This broadly encompasses the use of cells, tissues, drugs, synthetic biomaterials and devices to help patients heal more effectively from trauma, cancer therapy, other disease processes and birth anomalies. Regenerative medicine therapies can have goals of both healing damaged tissues and forming new tissue.
Through our partnership with Allosource, a leading tissue bank, we provide Allografts in the field of Orthopaedics, Burns, Plastics, Reconstruction and Woundcare. This article highlights those areas and the advances that are being made. Some of our innovative Allograft solutions are already the gold standard in their speciality areas, such as Orthopaedics and Burns.
This is a varied field; some practices are standard of care in one country whilst they remain very much an innovation and the tool of early adopters in other countries. We are helping to bring these innovative yet standard practices to the UK.
Images and text courtesy of plastic surgery.org