The use of autologous, allogeneic and xenogeneic cells and tissues, the use of biomaterials, cell scaffolding and other approaches to tissue repair and regeneration has become part of arsenal of a number of clinical specialties, with high caseload and market revenue in these areas. In particular, orthopedics and skin applications are well established. And, while caseload in these areas grows to include more patients and patient types, the applications of cell therapies and tissue engineering are proliferating in use for diseases and conditions throughout a spectrum of clinical areas.
See the map below reflecting targeted applications of cell therapy and tissue engineering (click for larger version).
See Report #S520, "Tissue Engineering, Cell Therapy and Transplantation, 2009-2018."