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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Porcine Tissue Used in Spinal Cord Injury Research

porcine tissue for spinal researchIt is both interesting and refreshing to look at the field of regenerative medicine from the perspective of biomechanical engineering research, rather than the standard cellular and biological aspects.

Regenerative medicine is a very exciting field of study, and the porcine lends itself very well to this type of research. That’s because – as we have pointed out before – of the biological similarities between pigs and humans.

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Regenerative Medicine Research With Porcine Skin Tissue

porcine skin tissue research modelToday we’ll discuss yet another example of the similarities between human and porcine skin tissue in terms of wound healing.

Pressure ulcer prevention is important for healing, and the porcine model is an integral part of research into this subject.

Among that research is a study published in October in the journal Wound Repair and Regeneration. As the authors of the study note, 2.5 million patients develop pressure ulcers each year in America, with treatment costs exceeding $11 billion.

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