Best practice for wound repair and regeneration use of cellular, acellular and matrix-like products (CAMPs)
In the 1970s, biomaterial wound products known as skin substitutes were launched and over time evolved as cellular and/or tissue-based products (CTPs). With further advances and research in biological technologies over the past two decades, an expert panel of 11 wound specialists from the US and Canada convened in July 2022 to develop universal guidelines for best practice application of CTPs. This consensus document1 intended to provide insight on how to implement the ‘R’ (Repair/Regeneration) in the TIMERS acronym.2
The panel also reviewed and discussed CTPs, including application, composition, complexity, function and mechanisms of action. The panel concluded that the title, CTPs, should be modified to reflect the expansive range of products, and to classify them separate from dressings that do not directly impact cellular activity. The panel modified the term with a new acronym called CAMPs (cellular, acellular and matrix-like products) which includes biological, synthetic, and skin substitutes.
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