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11. May 2016

Geistlich Pharma launches www.collagen-expert.com

Collagen plays an important role in the regeneration of tissues. This is why, over the years, Geistlich Pharma has become a specialist in collagen. A team of scientists at Geistlich Pharma works exclusively on collagen research. Vision: at some point, to extend medical regeneration to other parts of the human body.

In the 1990s, Dr. Peter Geistlich was the first to develop a natural collagen membrane that optimally meets the requirements for regenerative dentistry. Geistlich Bio-Gide® is now the leading collagen membrane, validated by 20 years of successful use in more than four million patients and documented in more than 271 scientific publications1. Since then, Geistlich has continued to develop and hone its expertise in processing collagen from natural sources in its laboratories and at its production sites in order to create functioning medical devices. From a more or less uniform basic material, Geistlich creates collagen products with different properties that are tailored to a wide variety of applications in the field of regenerative medicine. So why is it so special?

Not all collagen is the same

More recent preclinical studies show that different sources of collagen and various preparation processes have a significant impact on the success of treatments2. Like other Geistlich products, Geistlich Bio-Gide® is made from natural materials. This means that its structure and chemical composition are very similar to that of human tissue. As a result, our products are generally very well tolerated. 

At www.collagen-expert.com, Geistlich Pharma provides further insights into the exciting field of collagen research.

 

 

References:

  1. Pubmed February 2016. Search Term: Bio-Gide.
  2. Ghanaati S., Acta Biomaterialia 8 (2012) 3061-3072