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ACell Inc.

6640 Eli Whitney Drive
Columbia, MD 21046, USA

Category: Biomaterials & Tissue Regeneration

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ACell Inc., is focused on next generation medicines through the development and commercialization of unique extracellular matrix devices to repair and remodel damaged tissues and organs in a broad range of surgical procedure. The company was founded by Alan R.Spievack.

ACell's MatriStem® technology is a naturally occurring, non-crosslinked, completely resorbable, acellular material. Its MatriStem devices are unique from other scaffold technologies in that they fundamentally change healing by triggering abundant new blood vessel formation and recruiting numerous cell types to the site of injury. It appears that these cells, including progenitor cells, have the potential to differentiate into numerous types of site specific tissues. This proprietary UBM scaffold technology can be used in a broad range of medical applications such as wound care, general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urology and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

ACell has developed a proprietary line of plastic surgery and wound care devices utilizing an advanced regeneration methodology. Its Plastic Surgery Matrix is intended for implantation to reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists including tissue and body wall repair. The company's MatriStem devices are intended for the management of wounds including: partial and full-thickness wounds, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, chronic vascular ulcers, tunneled/undermined wounds, surgical wounds (donor sites/grafts, post-Moh's surgery, post-laser surgery, podiatric, wound dehiscence), trauma wounds (abrasions, lacerations, second-degree burns, and skin tears), and draining wounds. It has also developed Matristem® Hernia Matrix, a proprietary line of general surgery devices utilizing an advanced regenerative medicine technology.

ACell has an agreement with Medline Industries, Inc. for MatriStem wound care matrix.