Regenerative medicine deals with the “process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human or animal cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”. Regenerative medicine also includes the possibility of growing tissues and organs in the laboratory and implanting them when the body cannot heal itself.
The human body has the natural ability to heal itself in ways we can’t imagine. A cut to the skin repairs itself, broken bones mend and a living donor’s liver regenerates in a few weeks. Now imagine if scientists could capture this naturally occurring ability to heal and apply it to a wide range of conditions. That’s what regenerative medicine is.