Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine also includes tissue engineering. It is based on engineering and life sciences to promote innovation. It develops new and different methods to develop treatments that can regenerate tissues and reduce dependence on transplants, loss of organs, and tissues due to illness and injury. Since the field's inception several decades ago, a range of regenerative medicine

Blueprint for 3D bioprinting of a heart valve using microextrusion printing, with different colors representing different cell types. (F) Printed product. Reproduced with permission from ref. 3D bioprinting of heterogeneous aortic valve conduits with alginate/gelatin hydrogels.
3D bioprinting of a heart valve

advances in producing improved grafts and tissue mimics and technologies are being developed to integrate grafts with the host vasculature. Increasing the intrinsic regenerative capacity of the host by changing its environment by cell injections or immune modulation, as well as using newly developed cell resources, is the field of TE and RM. Regenerative medicine can also allow scientists to grow tissues and organs in the lab and safely implant them when the body cannot heal itself. Regenerative medicine includes the production and use of therapeutic stem cells, tissue engineering, and the production of artificial organs. Regenerative medicine can be defined as the process of replacing or "regenerating" human cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish normal function1.

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