Iranian Researchers Produce Biological Corneal Bandage Using Placenta Stem Cells

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:11
Biological Corneal Bandage

Iranian researchers from a knowledge-based company based in Pardis Technology Park have succeeded in producing a kind of biological bandage to heal or replace damaged eye tissue using placenta-derived stem cells.

According to an ISCA report, Ehsan Seyedjafari, Associate Professor of Biotechnology in University of Tehran as well as the CEO of the company, stated that our researchers could produce a biological bandage to heal or replace damaged eye tissue by applying amniotic membrane.

The human amniotic membrane (hAM) is a collagen-based extracellular matrix derived from the human placenta. It is a readily available, inexpensive, and naturally biocompatible material.

He declared that this biological bandage of amniotic membrane has been produced through applying biotechnology and sterilization, which is free of any contamination and virus.

As he noted, to ensure the health of the product and its non-contamination with viral agents, advanced and accurate virology tests have been done; also Sterility and Endotoxin testing performed on the final products, so the bio-bandage can be used after corneal surgery.

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