Applications of the growing techniques and technologies in tissue engineering and cell therapy span virtually all clinical fields, but the major applications have emerged in the following:
- Cardiovascular and Vascular
- Organ Transplantation
- Ear, Nose and Throat/Respiratory/Cardiopulmonary
One of the most promising fields, given the acute nature of the associated diseases, is cardiovascular medicine. Below is a distribution of the applicable procedures by annual worldwide incidence for cardiovascular tissue engineering and cell therapy:
See January 2010 Report #S520, "Tissue Engineering & Cell Therapy Worldwide Market, 2009-2018."