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ISSN: 1662-100X

Journal of Biomimetics Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
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Review Article

Amniotic Membrane: A Novel Material for Regeneration and Repair

Aditi Chopra* and Betsy S Thomas

Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Karnataka, India

Corresponding Author:
Aditi Chopra
Department of Periodontology
Manipal College of Dental Sciences
Manipal University, Karnataka, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date May 23, 2013; Accepted date July 07, 2013; Published date July 14, 2013

Citation: Chopra A, Thomas BS (2013) Amniotic Membrane: A Novel Material for Regeneration and Repair. J Biomim Biomater Tissue Eng 18:106. doi: 10.4172/1662-100X.1000106

Copyright: © 2013 Chopra A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Amniotic membrane is the inner most lining of the human placenta that is normally discarded after parturition. The membrane has numerous growth factors, proteins and stem cell reserves that help in accelerating wound healing with regeneration of the lost tissues. The preserved human amniotic membrane is a novel tissue engineerined biomaterial that is recently tired in field of medicine and dentistry to regenerate the lost tissues and accelerate repair. This review paper unfolds the inherent structure, properties, mechanisms and the applications of this neglected tissue that makes it a potential material for regeneration especially in the field of oral and periodontal surgeries.