Company name



VU University Medical Center Amsterdam

The company

Mucosa is the first company in the world to produce autologous full thickness gingiva tissue for oral transplantation. The gingival donor tissue grows together with existing oral tissue and prevents auto immune reactions. The product is called Gingraft and is being developed further into methods replacing animal testing.

Mucosa BV produces autologous full thickness oral tissue in a specially developed medium. This novel product supports the repair of damaged tissue by providing the patient’s own soft tissue.
The invention has been proven to be very successful. It  is therefore developed further into a unique alternative test method for orally used products which are in development, such as oral cosmetics, food additives and orally transferred medicines. Mucosa offers a solution to the problems of the cosmetic industry, which currently feels the time-pressure of the European ban on animal-tested products.