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Tissue Regenix Ltd.

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Executive Summary

Tissue Regenix is developing what it describes as "de-cellularized biological scaffolds," which are meant to function like native tissue. Tissue Regenix uses tissue taken from pigs or cows as its starting material, then carefully strips out cells, leaving behind a complex matrix of proteins such as collagen and elastin. Once this matrix is implanted, the body's own cells go into it and encourage cell recruitment and tissue formation.

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