As a protective sheath for body from external environment, skin is persistently exposed to potential injury. Therefore, wound healing is a vital process for the survival of all higher organisms. Regeneration of damaged skin tissues had always gagged medical experts considering its possible real-time challenges. Albeit skin poses self healing ability, aging, chronic, and non-healing skin ulcers act as barriers against this. Traditionally, wound healing was performed by mere replacement of damaged skin tissues with a sheet of fibroblast. The major challenge associated with this method was its lack of ability to perform the functions of real skin along with possibilities for scars. These impediments cannot be left unresolved as the world is volatile to several factors which make skin in menace.
Scientific community is witnessing momentous strides in understanding stem cell biology in humans. However, major setbacks in translating this knowledge into medical therapies are flooding the field as well. Despite these disappointments, experts are determined to better understand the caveats of regeneration, so that major pathways of repair and re-growth can be exploited in treating aged and diseased skin tissues. Several companies have harnessed advanced technology-driven solutions to bring efficacious developments in skin regeneration. Technology has evolved in such a way that it is possible to regenerate all layers of the skin including epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis, as well as appendages like hair follicles and sweat glands.
In this edition of MedTech Outlook, we present you the “Top 10 Wound Care Solution Providers - 2018”. The companies compiled in this issue have exhibited extensive business process knowledge, along with in-depth, integrated, and innovative strategies in the space.