SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tissue Regenix, the U.K.-based leader in regenerative medicine, has established its decellularization (dCELL®) Technology in wound care in the United States with plans to expand into other medical sectors. The company has opened up new possibilities in regenerative medicine in the U.K., applying its dCELL® Technology to several therapeutic applications. The company launched U.S. operations through their chronic and acute wound care product, DermaPure®, and will progress into other applications, including orthopedics in early 2018.
The patented dCELL® Technology is a multi-tissue regenerative medical platform which can be used in a wide range of medical applications to allow the body to regenerate critical tissue through utilizing decellularized animal and human biological materials. DNA and other cellular material are removed from the tissue, leaving the acellular scaffold intact. dCELL® Technology provides support for cell migration during the healing process all while preserving necessary tissue strength. It avoids rejection by the patient’s body and integrates into the host tissue without the use of harsh chemicals or treatments.
“We have seen first-hand how life changing these products have been in Europe, and we are thrilled to bring our dCELL® Technology to the United States to help a new population of patients heal faster and more effectively,” said Antony Odell, CEO of Tissue Regenix. “These solutions are bringing hope to people who have conditions that may otherwise be beyond repair.”
DermaPure®, the decellularized human dermis product from Tissue Regenix, is currently available in the U.S. for patients with hard-to-heal acute and chronic wounds. DermaPure is produced from donated human tissue and it is 99% DNA free. This minimal DNA content closely mimics the structure and function of the native tissue it is replacing. It signals a bio-normal response by not eliminating but reducing inflammation, and stimulates the body to progress through the phases of natural wound healing. Wounds can be healed with as little as one use, potentially providing patients with faster healing and delivering a quicker recovery.
Tissue Regenix is currently undertaking clinical trials in the EU and will look to introduce dCELL® Technology to orthopedic applications in the U.S. in 2018, initially addressing ACL repair. They will be attending the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in March to share more information on this progress with a team of orthopedic and sports medicine experts. Members of Tissue Regenix’s clinical advisory board will attend AAOS, including:
- Steven Arnoczky, DVM, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
- David Caborn, MD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
- Thomas Carter, MD, Team Physician for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix, AZ
- Philip Davidson, MD, Davidson Orthopedics, Salt Lake City, UT
- Jack Farr II, MD, Orthoindy, Indianapolis, IN
“The application of dCELL® Technology in orthopedics will give surgeons and clinicians an innovative new way to provide care to patients requiring anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscus replacement and other injuries,” said Drew Distin, VP of Orthopedics at Tissue Regenix.
Tissue Regenix will be exhibiting at booth #5750 at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting in San Diego, CA March 14-17.
Tissue Regenix was founded in the U.K. in 2006 to develop and commercialize decellularization research from the University of Leeds and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2010. With U.S. headquarters in San Antonio, TX, the company continues to develop its roster of products using this technology.
For more information about Tissue Regenix, please visit http://www.tissueregenix.com/.
About Tissue Regenix
Tissue Regenix is a leading medical devices company in the field of regenerative medicine. The company’s patented decellularization (‘dCELL®‘) Technology removes DNA and other cellular material from animal and human tissue leaving an acellular tissue scaffold which is not rejected by the patient’s body which can then be used to repair diseased or worn out body parts. The potential applications of this process are diverse and address many critical clinical needs such as vascular disease, heart valve replacement and knee repair.
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