July 2016 | VOL. 15, NO. 7| www.McGowan.pitt.edu
Results of a study conducted by researchers at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine showed significant improvement in strength and range of motion, as well as evidence for skeletal muscle regeneration, in 13 patients who were surgically implanted with bioscaffolds derived from pig tissue to treat muscle injuries. The patients had failed to respond to conventional treatment before use of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The findings were published online in npj Regenerative Medicine.