Biodyne, also known as live yeast cell derivative, is a medicinal extract of a species of yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Use of Biodyne results in improvement in the rate and quality of wound healing in animal and human systems.
Patented by Dr. Sperti in 1939, Biodyne got its name from the Greek words "bios" meaning life and "dyne" meaning force. Sperti’s group separated a reproductive stimulating substance from dead tissue during cell injury, isolating three distinct substances. These included substances that accelerate the cellular metabolism of sugar, those that stimulate growth and reproduction, and those that stimulate cell reproduction. These substances together were named biodynes.
The reported beneficial results of live yeast cell derivative include the treatment of burns, hemorrhoids and wounds. Credit for the medicinal effects of the live yeast cell derivative goes to a protein fraction that contains a combination of a number of peptides. Biodyne contains substances that aid in stimulating the epithelial proliferation.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classify the live yeast cell derivative as a wound healing agent. Live yeast cell derivative also has skin and tissue respiratory factors, helping the cells of the skin to accelerate the healing process through the intake of oxygen.