Medical devices and artificial organs
Do you know that a significant number of individuals worldwide are unable to control their urinary bladder because they are born with a congenital disability called Spina Bifida? Although this kind of patients must manually empty their bladder, the complications don’t end there. When individuals are unable to regulate buildup of urine and urinate at will, the resulting backup may affect the kidney creating life-threatening damage. However, with the advancement of regenerative medicine, such patients have a reason to smile because a revolutionary discovery has occurred! Some children and teenage patients have already received transplants of urinary bladders grown from their cells, and this has been made possible by regenerative medicine. The Foundation for Regenerative Medicine is working to improve the quality of life of patients by exploring various regenerative medicine technologies to create body parts from cells and tissues of patients to eliminate the concept of tissue rejection. Our scientists are working to replace diseased or damaged tissue with synthetic and cellular components (biohybrid organs) or synthetic devices (fully artificial organs). Also, our Foundation is working to create medical devices that can either eliminate the need for transplant or sustain the patients as they wait for donor organs.Also, the foundation is working to create medical devices that create a virtual reality for rehabilitation of stroke and other neurological conditions. The devices train the brain in virtual reality to promote the use of hands, arms and brain. The foundation is also carrying out studies to create devices that can compare food supplements and drugs prescribed by nutritionists and physician to avoid supplements and drugs that are detrimental to our health.