BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH NEWS, AND ARTICLES
Setting New Sights on Cornea Regeneration Using Collagen
Did you know that collagen provides a critical framework for the development of corneal tissue implants that help restore vision to blind people?
A recent article in Nature Biotechnology reported on a study in which 14 people who were blind as a result of a congenital cornea condition regained their vision after receiving an implant of bioengineered corneal tissue, held together by a porcine collagen scaffold.
Although corneal blindness can be treatable by transplantation, an estimated 12.7 million people await a donor cornea, with one cornea available for every 70 needed. The use of bioengineered corneal tissue represents the potential to alleviate the need for a human cornea donor, potentially helping millions of people see again more quickly.
These are the type of advancements that are made possible thanks to ultrapure porcine collagen.
At Promed Bioscience, we create highly purified research and medical-grade atelocollagen from animal tissue. We have developed a proprietary method for extraction that leads to superior yields of Type I atelocollagen and telocollagen forms that maintain the triple helical structure and fibrillar nature of collagen.
In addition, our products have enhanced biocompatibility/biodegradability and low antigenicity.