Regenerative medicine includes gene therapies, cell therapies and tissue engineering products designed to augment, repair, replace or regenerate organs, tissues, cells, genes and metabolic processes in the body. This science, of an eminently interdisciplinary nature, aims to change the current practice of medicine, addressing the root causes of diseases and disorders.
In practice, the process replaces or regenerates human cells, tissues or organs to restore normal functions, correcting damaged ones and / or simulating bodily repair mechanisms to heal what was previously irreparable.
Currently, there are several products of regenerative medicine approved and marketed worldwide for specific indications. All of them were submitted to rigorous validation processes, through clinical trials, supervised by regulatory agencies.