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Bladder: Existing or Potential Regenerative Medicine Strategies

Regenerative medicine strategies are being researched and developed for every type of tissue and organ within the urinary system. The bulk of research involving regenerative medicine strategies with the bladder has taken place within the past decade. There exists a wealth of regenerative medicine technologies, with products in discovery, preclinical testing, and clinical trials. Research is underway to expand both cell source and biomaterials options for regenerative medicine applications. Researchers have established the feasibility of using regenerative medicine to treat neurogenic bladder and the future promises that regenerative medicine therapies and treatment options will expand to patients with other bladder diseases and, ultimately, additional organs.

In modern bladder regeneration research, precursor urothelial and smooth-muscle cells are isolated and expanded to numbers suitable for regenerative medicine strategies ...

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