CorMatrix ECM Technology is a unique extracellular matrix that combines the innate attributes of nature with the precision of science to help the heart heal itself. It is an acellular biomaterial that does not encapsulate when surgically implanted, but is gradually remodeled, leaving behind organized and healthy tissue. The body’s tissue begins remodeling at the surgical site while the ECM maintains the needed tissue support.
When implanted, the ECM acts as a scaffold into which the patient’s cells migrate and integrate, stimulating the patient’s natural wound-healing mechanisms. As the patient’s cells become active, they lay down their own collagen, which matures over time to form strong and permanent tissue repair without leaving behind permanent foreign material. Because the ECM contains primarily collagen, the device is gradually replaced as the patient’s tissue gradually turns over in a natural state of self-renewal.