Regenerative medicine is a scientific field that focuses on new approaches in the autologous repair and/or replacement of cells, tissues and/or organs. With time and technical advancements, urethral regeneration, corneal and retinal regeneration, genetically modified skin transplantation has become routine clinical and tissue reconstructive art only due to successful clinical use of stem cells and engineered tissue grafting at defined locations in respective organs in order to bring back the natural or improved physiological functions with enhanced capacity. The tissue engineering and reconstructive art are becoming integral part of the regenerative medicine. This chapter highlights the importance of regenerative medicine in successful tissue reconstruction for organ transplantation.
Part of the book: Stem Cells in Clinical Practice and Tissue Engineering