Human Amniotic Membrane: Basic Science And Clinical Application, Hardback Book

Human Amniotic Membrane: Basic Science And Clinical Application Hardback

Edited by Norimah Yusof, Nazly Hilmy


This book is a comprehensive guide for all tissue bank operators to screen, procure and process amniotic membrane for clinical application.The amnion comes close to being the ideal biological membrane or dressing - readily available, inexpensive to procure and process.

Its basic science is discussed in detail - anatomy, biological and biomechanical properties.It can be procured from the placenta in normal vaginal deliveries and from Caesarean Sections.

Processing is by freeze-drying or by air-drying process with sterilisation using gamma irradiation.The product has low antigenicity, has anti-microbial properties with ability to enhance epithelisation with marked relief of pain.

It is useful as a dressing for wounds - flap wounds, burn wounds, injury wounds, diabetic ulcers, leprous ulcers and post-surgery wounds and post-radiation wounds.

It is also used as a biological scaffold for cells in tissue engineering.

Its ophthalmic applications include treatment of corneal ulcers and conjunctival tumours. Oral uses include gingiva depigmentation and periodontal regeneration.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 380 pages
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Molecular biology
  • ISBN: 9789813226340



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