The potential of regenerative medicine lies in its integration of different fields, such as engineering and life science, to promote regeneration of tissue after damage by trauma, disease or age. Years of research and development in the field have produced a variety of therapies ranging from wound healing to orthopedic applications.
Tissue engineering or the application of biologics such as cell therapy, cell-based medical devices and biopharmaceutical is at forefront of regenerative medicine. Therapies in all of these categories have been approved by the FDA to treat a variety of pathologies such as cartilage defects, diabetic foot ulcers and periodontal defects. The promise of regenerative medicine grows each day with the scientific community’s increasing knowledge of disease states and many medical dilemmas are being tackled by regenerative medicine. 
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