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What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a rapidly emerging internationally as a novel field of medicine, which concentrates on therapeutic strategies aiming to repair or replace cells, tissue or organs damaged by disease or injury. It has a major therapeutic potential for a multitude of patient groups, including those suffering from currently incurable diseases, and can prevent a patient’s need for lifelong medication.

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Regenerative medicine includes cell therapies, gene therapies, and tissue-engineered products (e.g. biomaterials), where the therapeutics are referred to as advanced therapeutic medical products (ATMPs). Strict legislations and regulations apply for the manufacturing of ATMPs, and a prerequisite is access to a clean-room laboratory where cells can be grown and manipulated under very clean and controlled conditions, before they are administered to the patient as an advanced cell-based drug. 


Last updated 10/17/2022