Mechanism of Action

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is the complex environment upon which cells orient and move in response to other cells and signals.(5) It plays an essential role in tissue maintenance and repair.(6) OASIS Extracellular Matrix is an acellular ECM derived from porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS). It is derived using a process that retains the natural composition of matrix molecules such as collagens, glycosaminoglycans, glycoproteins, and growth factors.(7-11) OASIS provides an environment that allows cells in the body to secrete growth factors and divide.(5,12)