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Chuikyo Applies Medical Insurance To Regenerated Skin Product

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japan's Central Social Medical Insurance Agency (Chuikyo) decided Dec. 17 to include JACE regenerated skin as a reimbursable item for medical insurance beginning in January 2009. Manufactured and marketed by Aichi-based regeneration medical company Japan Tissue Engineering, JACE is priced at ¥306,000 per 80 square meters. The product uses a patient's own skin and treats patients with high class (over 30 percent of body) burns. After reimbursement, patients will be able to get the treatment for a fraction of the price, which otherwise could be as much as ¥10 million per month. Since the product obtained MHLW approval last October, a discussion over safety issues had delayed the reimbursement decision until now. (Click here for more - Japanese language
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