Cell-Based Therapies

Living cells, a central pillar of the field, are incorporated into regenerative medicines to achieve a variety of beneficial effects such as replacing damaged or diseased cells and tissue, stimulating an endogenous response that promotes the body’s own healing such as an immune response or regeneration in diseased tissue, and delivering genetic or molecular therapies to targets.

Gene Therapy

By introducing correctly functional genes into a patient’s cells, gene therapy tackles faulty or mutant genes that require either repair or enhanced control.

Biologics and Small Molecules

Biologics and small molecules are substances and biological components known to stimulate dormant or endogenous cells to regain regenerative capabilities.

Tissue Engineering: Synthetic Materials, Biomaterials and Scaffolds

Synthetic and bio-based materials, which are the foundations of the regenerative medicine area, are typically implanted in the body for reconstructive reasons, such as joint replacement, bone repair, artificial ligaments and tendons, dental implants, heart valves, and wound repair. They collaborate with native cells to aid in rebuilding and healing.

Stem Cells for Drug Discovery, Toxicity Testing and Disease Modeling

Companies are progressively learning how to utilize stem cells and living tissue constructs to develop in-vitro models to investigate human disease processes and the effects of medicines on a range of cell and tissue types, including human heart, liver, and brain cells. These models, mostly based on embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, enable quicker and safer drug development.


Cell and tissue banks acquire, store, and distribute biological resources needed in regenerative medicine, such as adipose tissue, cord blood and newborn tissues, musculoskeletal tissues, pericardium, skin, bone, vascular tissue, autologous and allogeneic cells, and other biological samples.

Consider a future in which there is no scarcity of donor organs, patients with spinal cord injuries can walk, and weakening hearts are replaced. This is the long-term promise of regenerative medicine, a rapidly emerging science with the potential to change the treatment of human disease by creating novel new treatments that provide a faster, more complete recovery with considerably fewer side effects or problems.