Amniotic Membrane


The VersaShield amniotic membrane is designed to serve as a wound covering and protective barrier for a variety of surgical demands.

  • Derived from the human placental layers, amnion and chorion, these thin elastic membranes allow the tissue to conform to the surface or surgical site
  • Featuring excellent handling properties, the VersaShield amniotic membrane is flexible, easy to use and can be sized intra-operatively
  • Resorbs naturally and acts as a physiologic barrier or wound covering

The amniotic membrane is a multi-layered non-vascularized tissue found in the placenta. Amniotic tissues are comprised of a single layer of epithelial cells, a thick basement membrane, and a non-vascular stromal layer. Within the non-vascular stromal layer exists a fibrous layer consisting of various collagen types, including collagen III. Amniotic tissues have been used in surgical applications for an array of regenerative needs since the early 1900’s1-5. Lacking a pro​tective barrier, post-operative adhesions between adjacent tissues such as muscle, nerves, and fascia layers may result in scarring, reduced motion or pain.​​ MTF Biologics is the exclusive processor of the VersaShield amniotic membrane.


The VersaShield amniotic membrane is an allograft membrane covering for interior or exterior wounds including use as a covering for the surgical site.​​​


  1. Niknejad, et al. Properties of the Amniotic Membrane for Potential Use in Tissue Engineering. European Cells and Materials. 2008. 15:88-99
  2. Davis J, Skin Transplantation: With a review of 550 cases at John Hopkins Hospital. John Hopkins Hosp Rep. 1910;15:310
  3. Stern M. The grafting of preserved amniotic membrane to burned and ulcerated surfaces substituting skin grafts. JAMA. 1913; 60(13):973-974.
  4. Toda et al. The Potential of Amniotic Membrane/Amnion-Derived Cells for Regeneration of Various Tissues. J Pharmacol Sci. 2007; 105:215-228.
  5. Trelford and Trelford-Sauder. The amnion in surgery, past and present. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1979; 134:833-845.​

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