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Why Regenerative Medicine is the Next Big Thing in Medicine

  • Date: August 13th, 2020

The human body, to stay fit and healthy, relies on its organs to function properly. Malfunctioning of any of the organs can lead to diseases and even death. IN many cases a transplant of organs is recommended by the doctors.

India records approximately 5 lakh deaths each year, of patients who were waiting for organs. There is a huge gap between the availability of organs and the number of patients awaiting transplants. In such conditions, one would like to look up to science to offer more solutions to this pressing problem. One of them being the study of Regenerative medicine

The Science
Regenerative Medicine(RM) is an interdisciplinary field that involves applying tissue engineering and molecular biology principles to promote regeneration of cells which can potentially restore diseased and injured tissues and even whole organs. This field focuses on stimulating the body’s in-built repair mechanisms to functionally heal damaged tissues or organs previously considered irreparable.
The study of regenerative medicine is used to describe interventions that restore normal function that is damaged by disease, injured by trauma, or worn by time. It tries to harness the unique property of human embryonic stem cells and embryonic germ cells to differentiate into all the cell types of the human body (pluripotency). The techniques include cell and stem cell therapies, tissue engineering, genomic medicine, gene therapy, personalized medicine, biomechanical prosthetics, and antibody treatments. Reports peg the global regenerative medicine market at $28 billion in 2018 which is set to grow to over $81 billion by 2023.

The Scope in India
In India, despite the increasing awareness, the science of regenerative medicine is still in nascent stages. The challenges range from a lack of thorough knowledge and scepticism to the lack of infrastructure that could enable researchers and clinicians to study and implement the science. The need of the hour, therefore, is education at the primary level (medical school) and introduction of fellowship/post-graduate programs as well as improved funding options to improve infrastructure.

DiponEd BioIntelligence has been combining the power of biotechnology and biomedical engineering to develop third-generation products to address the unmet healthcare needs, through a personalized approach. In its effort to create awareness and give a boost to advanced healthcare and medicine in India, it carries out its education programs at the DiponEd Institute of Regenerative Medicine(DIRM). The institute offers several courses in Regenerative medicine and personalized medicine to qualified surgeons, physicians and medical students that are affiliated to National & International University.

Courses at DIRM introduces the various aspects of Regenerative Medicine and strategies used in it like stem cell-based therapy, biomaterials and more. It offers a Certification, a Fellowship as well as PhD in Regenerative Medicine. Those looking for short term courses can enrol themselves in hands-on training that lasts for 3-7 days.

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