PermaDerm® is being developed to be the only tissue-engineered skin prepared from autologous (patient’s own) skin cells consisting of both epidermal and dermal layers. A small harvested section of the patient's own skin can be grown to graft an area one hundred times its size in as little as thirty days.
These living, self-to-self skin graft tissue are intended to form permanent skin tissue that will not be rejected by the immune system of the patient, a critical possibility in porcine or cadaver skin grafts used today.
The technology has been clinically tested in over 150 pediatric, catastrophic burn patients. Currently Regenicin is working with its contract manufacturer to prepare for pre-market approval of PermaDerm® from the FDA.
PermaDerm® is being designed to save lives, reduce healthcare costs by decreasing the patient’s stay in the Critical Care Unit and reduce the need for additional surgeries. An insurance company procedural code has been approved for reimbursement of costs to hospitals. The American Medical Association has assigned CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code for cultured skin substitutes under the dermal substitute category which enables insurance companies to process and hospitals to be reimbursed for cultured skin substitutes once approved by the FDA.