Wound healing has significantly benefited from the emergence of regenerative medicine, partially due to the accessibility and structure of the skin. Conventional medicine has long served as a way to promote wound healing, but as science advances, we've learned that there are some non-healing wounds resistant to traditional methods.
Advanced care products for the wound healing process can be prescribed by clinicians after assessment. Such products are largely focused on utilizing the body's own ability to heal itself, and on creating a hydrated microenvironment for cells to thrive. Along with maintaining a moist environment, advanced wound care products may keep temperatures consistent, allow flow of oxygen, protect the site from exogenous infection and remove dead tissue.
Regenerative medicine is an emerging approach in modern wound care as it can stimulate the body's own natural healing process by activating the body's inherent ability to repair and regenerate. Innovative therapies are now available that aim to heal or reconstruct diseased tissue and support the regeneration of diseased or injured cells and organs.
Regenerative medicine is a multidisciplinary field involving biology, medicine and engineering. Regenerative medicine products often combine a 3-dimensional physical structure or delivery mechanism, with living cells.
Doctors use regenerative medicine to speed up healing and to help injuries that will not heal or repair on their own. Regenerative medicine may help heal broken bones, severe burns and chronic wounds.
The field of Regenerative Medicine is developing and coming into its own. As a pioneer in this field, Organogenesis is proud to have been at the forefront of this new era since its early days as an MIT-spin-off, all the way through making this technology into a reality for patients today.
A new era in medicine arrived when Organogenesis received one of the first FDA approvals for a living, human cell-based product. Apligraf® and Dermagraft® are now some of the leading regenerative medicine brands in the world.
The development of Organogenesis' first technology platform (delivering living cells to the body via a 3-D construct) was one of the field's first major breakthroughs.
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