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Medical Devices & Artificial Organs

Medical Devices

Imagine if you were unable to control your bladder. Yes, your bladder. People all over the world are unable to do this due to a birth defect called spina bifida.

Some patients must manually empty their bladder but the complications don’t end there. The inability to urinate at will, or even to regulate the build up of urine, could cause back up into the kidneys, creating life-threatening damage.

But wait, a revolutionary event has occurred! A series of child and teenage patients have received urinary bladders grown from their own cells! This is the first ever laboratory-grown organ transplant placed into a human, all made possible by regenerative Medicine.

Regenerative Medicine is working to improve the quality of life for patients all over the world. Scientists work with this powerful technology to create new body parts from a patient’s own cells and tissues. Success of these efforts will eliminate the concept of tissue rejection.

Artificial Organs

An artificial organ is a man-made device that is implanted or integrated into a human — interfacing with living tissue — to replace a natural organ, for the purpose of duplicating or augmenting a specific function or a group of related functions so the patient may return to a normal life as soon as possible. The replaced function doesn't necessarily have to be related to life support, but it often is. For example, replacement bones and joints, such as those found in hip replacements, could also be considered artificial organs.

Implied by this definition is the fact that the device must not be continuously tethered to a stationary power supply or other stationary resources such as filters or chemical processing units. (Periodic rapid recharging of batteries, refilling of chemicals, and/or cleaning/replacing of filters would exclude a device from being called an artificial organ.)Thus a dialysis machine, while a very successful and critically important life support device that almost completely replaces the duties of a kidney, is not an artificial organ.

Why Regenerative Medicine?
  • Faster recovery time.
  • Improve joint, ligaments, and tendon function.
  • No incisions or trauma.
  • Very little pain.
  • No general anesthesia.
  • Renewal and repair within the joint.
  • Very low side effect.
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