Skin regenerative medicine advancements in the Islamic Republic of Iran: a concise review

In the last decade, the Islamic Republic of Iran has witnessed significant improvement and growth in the field of interdisciplinary medicine and in its translation to patients, including the field of cell and stem cell therapy. The main aim of this report is to highlight various advances in regenerative medicine for skin and dermatology using stem cell technology, and its translation to clinic in the past two decades, in Iranian academic centers, clinical institutes and hospitals. While there have been numerous positive advances in clinical outcomes reported in Iran, there is no comparative analytical information on these studies. Here we present a historical overview of the progress and key advancements seen in skin regeneration in this country, review the research frameworks, regulatory approach and pathways and offer perspectives for the future.