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Anu RHEO™

Anu RHEO™ 2017-09-26T12:40:59+00:00

Project Description

Introduction to Anu RHEO™

Anu RHEO™ amniotic fluid matrix products are aseptically prepared, minimally manipulated human tissue allografts for homologous use.  Anu RHEO™ is intended to supplement or replace damaged or inadequate connective tissue. Amniotic fluid is the clear to slightly yellowish fluid that surrounds a baby in the uterus.  It acts as cushion against hard blows to protect the baby and also helps to regulate the temperature as well. Amniotic fluid is a rich source of nutrients, cytokines, and growth factors that are required for fetal development and maturation. Anu RHEO™ is a perfect match for synovial fluid in joints and exhibits anti-scarring and anti-adhesion in addition to anti-inflammatory properties.

Anu RHEO™ is processed from donated human tissue from full term deliveries according to the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) standards, and is regulated as a human cell, tissue, or cellular or tissue-based product (HCT/P) under 21 CFR Part 1271 and Section 361 of the Public Health Service Administration.

Advantages of Anu RHEO Over Corticoid Steroid Injections

Corticosteroid injections have been used for a very long time. Their anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties have made its use a common practice within the medical community. Corticosteroid injections have been shown to be effective in decreasing the inflammation and pain of ligament injuries for up to 8 weeks; however, these same properties lead to destruction of cartilage as mentioned above. Simply, the body heals via inflammation, cortisone inhibits inflammation and healing by disrupting the three characteristic phases: inflammatory, proliferative and remodeling.

Amniotic fluid has very similar characteristics to the synovial fluid that is present in the joints.  The natural lubrication and anti-inflammatory properties help to create an ideal environment for your body to help the proliferation and remodeling of the damaged tissue via the native stem cells present in the body.

What Are the Clinical Benefits?

Typically used for minimally invasive treatment of damaged or inadequate tissue. Amniotic fluid (AF) possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and regenerative properties that make it attractive for use in clinical applications.

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Why Would Physicians Be Interested?

Anu RHEO™ amniotic fluid matrix products provide the extracellular matrix needed for the infiltration, attachment and proliferation of cells required for the repair of damaged tissue.  Amniotic fluid may reduce scarring, fibrosis, and adhesions in surgical and wound sites.  It may also promote tissue regeneration by providing an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory environment at surgical and wound sites.

Procurement Process

All birth tissue products are obtained from C-section deliveries from normal, full-term pregnancies.  Donors that consent to use of their birth tissues are carefully screened prior to the use of their tissues in manufacturing.

Comprehensive medical and social histories of the donors are obtained and tissues are procured, processed, and tested in accordance with standards established by the AATB and FDA requirements to minimize potential risks of disease transmission to recipients. Infectious disease testing is performed at a certified laboratory in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and 42 CFR part 493.

Each donor is tested for HBsAg  (Hepatitis  B  Surface  Antigen),  HBcAb  (hepatitis  B  core  Antibody), HCV (hepatitis C Antibody), HIV I/II-Ab (Antibody to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Types 1 and Syphilis detection test, HIV NAT (HIV Nucleic Acid Test), and HCV NAT (HCV Nucleic Acid  Test).

All products are tested post-sterilization to demonstrate the absence of bacterial and fungal pathogens and are non-pyrogenic. All testing results are reviewed by the Medical Director of Anu Life Sciences (15491 SW 12th Street, STE 408, Sunrise, FL 33326, 888-963-7881) prior to release of product.