At code Table XHR, Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue, Fascia and Breast, Replacement, a new device/substance/technology value F Bioengineered Allogeneic Construct was added as shown below. The new code was created for replacement of skin using bioengineered allogeneic construct for the treatment of adults with severe thermal burns.
Section: X New Technology
Body System: H Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue, Fascia and Breast
Operation: R Replacement
|Body Part||Approach||Device/ Substance/ Technology||Qualifier|
|P Skin||X External||F Bioengineered Allogeneic Construct||7 New Technology Group 7|
StrataGraftTM skin tissue is a viable, bioengineered, allogeneic construct made up of an epidermal layer of viable, fully stratified, allogeneic human Near-diploid Immortalized Keratinocytes (NIKS®) cells growing on a dermal layer composed of viable normal human dermal fibroblasts embedded in a collagen-rich matrix. The tissue provides immediate wound coverage, functions as an epidermal barrier, and promotes durable wound closure and regenerative healing eventually by replacing the patient’s own cells.