Accession Number:

ADA620467

Title:

Development of a Sterile Amniotic Membrane Tissue Graft Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

2015-03-04

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Numerous techniques have been reported for preparing and sterilizing amniotic membrane AM for use in clinical applications. However, these preparations either do not produce completely sterile tissue or are detrimental to molecules unique to the tissue matrix, thus compromising beneficial wound-healing properties of the AM graft. The objective of this work was to produce a sterile human AM tissue graft using a novel preparation technique involving supercritical carbon dioxide SCCO2. AM tissue was subjected to various sterilization treatment groups that optimized the duration of exposure to SCCO2 and the amount of peracetic acid PAA required to achieve a sterility assurance level of 10 - 6 log reduction in bacterial load. Effects of sterilization treatment on the histological, biophysical, and biochemical properties of the sterile AM were evaluated and compared with those of native AM tissue. Exposure of the AM tissue to combined SCCO2 and PAA sterilization treatment did not significantly alter tissue architecture, the amounts of pertinent extra- cellular matrix proteins type IV collagen, glycosaminoglycans, elastin present in the tissue, or the bio- physical properties of the tissue. AMs treated with SCCO2 were also found to be excellent substrates for adipose-derived stem cell ASC attachment and proliferation in vitro . Human ASCs, attached to all treatment groups after 24h of culture and continued to proliferate over the next few days. The current study s results indicate that SCCO2 can be used to sterilize AM tissue grafts while simultaneously preserving their biological attributes. The preservation of these features make AM appealing for use in numerous clinical and tissue engineering applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE