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An Advancement in Regenerative Medicine
Amniotic tissue advancements provide the opportunity for a superior, less invasive alternative to more traditional steroid treatments. Our allograft line of products is carefully constructed from a purified human source.
What are the Healing Properties of Allograft Products?
These allografts contain a unique mix of bioactive substances such as collagen, as well as other proteins, growth factors, and cells recognized as important in the healing process.
Allograft tissues have been shown clinically and scientifically to support soft tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and minimize scar tissue formation. It also has reported anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fibrotic properties whose
characteristics make amniotic allografts an attractive wound biomaterial.
What does an Allograft Procedure Involve?
The simple procedure avoids the complicated and potentially dangerous nature of surgical procedures, but can also be used in conjunction with surgery to significantly reduce inflammation and speed the healing process.
Cord Blood Tissue
Cord blood is a cryopreserved non particulate injectable derived from the umbilical cord. As a biological healing matrix, it contains a variety of growth factors, cytokines, hyaluronic acid, extracellular matrix, (ECM), and viable cellular materials (mesenchymal stromal cells). Cord tissue is reported to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, epithelialization and anti-fibrotic properties.
APEX Biologix partners with a biotechnology company specializing in the culture and engineering of adult stem cells by which we develop innovative products and therapies that are used in aesthetics, wound closure, and healing, as well as treating damaged joints.
The amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid provide biologic and physiologic properties, and act as a physical barrier to cover and protect the fetus during pregnancy. The amniotic membrane is the innermost layer of the placenta, which provides nourishment to and maintains an unborn child. Amniotic fluid is the liquid surrounding the fetus. The APEX Biologix line of products harnesses the powerful biologic properties and regenerative power of amniotic tissues to provide a healing matrix and promote regeneration to damaged areas of the body.
Amniotic tissue is a rich source of various biologically active elements involved in tissue regeneration with reported anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, epithelialization, and anti-fibrotic properties, making it an attractive biomaterial for homologous use in outpatient clinic or surgical procedures.
Safety & Quality
All allograft products are derived from tissues acquired from living, healthy donors after full term pregnancy and a scheduled Caesarean section (C-section). Donors are healthy women between the ages of 18-45 years, and who are thoroughly screened for communicable diseases. A careful medical and social history is collected in advance to ensure that mothers meet all eligibility requirements.
Allograft products preserve the placenta and fluid, which are typically discarded. All tissues are then tested to ensure viability and safety. Once tested, these tissues are processed to the highest standards in a state-of-the-art American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited facility, and allografts are subjected to stringent USP testing prior to release. From aseptic processing to lot release testing of all of our tissues, we are committed to the safety and quality of our products.
Studies have described the placental tissues as “immune privileged” because they rarely evoke an immune response in the human body. This reduces the risk of an adverse immune reaction. Amniotic tissue also has reported anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fibrotic properties.
Common injuries treated with allograft tissues: