About - Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine


Regenerative medicine is the branch of medicine which promises the re-growth, repairing or replacement of the damaged or diseased cells, organs or tissues. It is a game-changing field of medical science having the potential to completely heal damaged tissues and organs, therefore providing solutions and hope for people who are suffering with the conditions that today are beyond repair.

 

The major approaches of Regenerative Medicine include the use of clinical grade stem cells and tissue engineering.

 

RegennMed's Center for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine takes account of the following three approaches:


Rejuvenation involves the natural ability to heal itself. For example any wound in the skin heals naturally within a few days. It is worthy to note that not all organs rejuvenate themselves as easily. Research has shown that mature cells in the body once thought to be losing the ability to divide (known as terminally differentiated cells) like cells of the heart, lungs and nerves, are able to remodel and have limited self-healing capacity.


Replacement means using healthy tissues, cells or organs from a donor to replace damaged ones.


Regeneration encompasses the delivering of specific types of cells or cell products to the diseased tissues or organs in order to restore their functions. Cell-based therapy or by using growth factors are some of the means to help in the regeneration process.


Regenerative medicine can play important role in curing the diseases which require healing or replacement of tissues and organs damaged by age, disease and / or trauma. Many clinical trials are focusing diseases like Spinal Cord Injury, Diabetes, Alopecia, Cardiomyopathy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Facial Rejuvenation, Optic Neuropathy, Liver Cirrhosis, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Epilepsy, Hair Restoration, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Non-obstructive Azoospermia, Premature Ovarian Failure, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Myasthenia Gravis, Chronic Renal Failure etc.