PermaDerm® is classified as a Humanitarian Use Device (Orphan biologic/drug), which provides a more rapid regulatory pathway to approval and commercialization
The National Institute of Health has, and is expected to continue to, provide millions of dollars in grants for regenerative medicine
The Department of Defense has, and is expected to continue to, provide millions of dollars in grants for development and research to treat soldiers
The Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) granted over $32 million in 2009 with additional pending for 2010 for these types of life-saving research for the wounded warrior, providing resources in addition to funding in order to gain FDA approval through testing on adult patients
Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Cincinnati is a 30-bed pediatric burn hospital, research and teaching center and is one of the three hospitals specializing in burn care operated by Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The hospital is verified as a burn center by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association.