Collagen is a natural protein that provides structural support. It
is found throughout the body - in skin, muscle, tendon and bone.
Fibers of collagen are woven together like threads in fabric to form
a framework into which new cells can grow. In
the skin, collagen provides texture, resiliency, and shape.
collagen is aiding cellular activity and providing
an organized matrix in skin. Collagenís chemical, physical, and
biological properties help clinicians
utilize collagen technology effectively in their wound care
Collagen is a natural biomaterial present in all animals.
In the proper form, collagen has biological properties
which provide function and integrity to body tissues.
Inject able Zyderm and Zyplast Collagen are made of collagen from
cow skin that has been highly purified
Collagen sponges are used all the time in surgeries to help stop
blood loss or small bleeding.
The sponge basically forms a little
blood clot, which is normal, and then body dissolves the sponge
typically in a matter of weeks.
|Categories of Collagen based
- Dermal augmentation for cosmetic purposes
- Tissue Sealants/Hemostats
- Drug Delivery
- Wound Healing
- Collagen Stents and Vascular Graft Coatings
- Tissue Engineering
- Cell Attachment
World Market for Collagen Based Biomaterials for Urinary
Incontinence, Corneal Shields, Facial Aesthetic Dermal Implants,
Wound Dressings, Cell attachments for coatings are said to be having
excellent growth potentials
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