WHAT IS HUMAN AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE?
The Amniotic Membrane (AM) is the inner layer of the placenta that surrounds the baby during pregnancy. AM shares its cellular origin with the fetus; together they grow in parallel throughout pregnancy. The Amniotic Membrane is the only tissue designed by nature specifically as a universal transplant, protecting the baby and ensuring acceptance by the motherís immune system.
WHAT IS UMBILICAL CORD?
The Umbilical Cord sustains life and acts as a protective buffer to three core vessels through which oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood flow to the baby during pregnancy. Umbilical Cord is a conduit made from consecutive Amniotic Membrane and Wharton's Jelly layers. It is able to protect this precious lifeline, given it's strength and complex structure.
AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE IN MEDICINE
Human Amniotic Membrane has been used in medicine for more than 100 years. AMNIOX® Medical has more than 15 years of clinical experience and 130,000 AM transplants supporting their sterling safety record. As a result of its unique biochemistry, cryopreserved Amniotic Membrane has been shown to guide regenerative healing while reducing inflammation, adhesion, and scarring.
AMNIOX® Medical procures all tissue through elective donation within the United States. Donor eligibility requires a live mother to have given full consent and to have delivered a live birth via elective Cesarean section. Donor suitability is determined through social, physical and medical screening. This process is intended to ensure that each product is safe and effective for transplantation.