Found in all animals, ECM is the surrounding environment to cells. It is a micro-environment that has both structural and functional roles, and while the composition varies by tissue, it is generally composed of collagen, proteins and growth factors.
Extracellular Matrix is an acellular bioscaffold that focuses on the environment cells need to regenerate rather than the cells themselves. By creating a natural environment that mimics the functionality of damaged tissue, an ECM bioscaffold will harness the potential of a patient's native cells to fully repair damaged tissue.
Extensively researched and readily available in the human medical field, ECM is quickly gaining a strong following with veterinary surgeons. Used in thousands of patients, Extracellular Matrix has shifted the paradigm of veterinary surgical care with applications ranging from dermal injury and wound care, internal soft tissue repair, veterinary tissue graft, orthopedic applications, veterinary ophthalmology and more.