Replacing body parts is one of mankind's earliest aims, as patients and healers have attempted to cope with disabilities. Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine are dedicated to creating new tissue engineered medical devices that replace and/or enhance tissue function that has been impaired by disease, injury, or age. Because these are expansive fields that incorporate a myriad of disciplines, definitions for each term can be confusing.
Tissue Engineering is the combination of cells, scaffolds (material on which to grow the cells), and an appropriate biological, chemical, and mechanical environment to grow or build 3D tissues which are similar to native tissue. Researchers in this field are interested in characterizing the native tissue and environment, identifying the appropriate recipe to grow new tissue, and evaluating the results of tissue engineering efforts. Tissue engineered products can be used as benchtop models of in vivo environments, to study disease and the effects of new therapies (pharmaceuticals), or in regenerative medicine applications.
Regenerative Medicine is the application of these tissue engineered medical products as a clinical therapy. This field includes not only the tissue engineered medical device, but also the patients, health care providers, and associated clinical therapies necessary to integrate these services and products to improve health care options.
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