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Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Changing Trends - Dr. Tony Atala

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Award date: 
Apr 1, 2013
Award amount: 
$1,800
Organization name: 
Wake Forest University Charlotte Center
Principal Investigator: 
Johnson, Todd
Grant program category: 
Event Support
Grant program name: 
Biotechnology Event Sponsorship
Region: 
Greater Charlotte

Patients with diseased or injured organs may be treated with transplanted organs. There is a severe shortage of donor organs which is worsening yearly due to the aging population. Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering apply the principles of cell transplantation, material sciences, and bioengineering to construct biological substitutes that may restore and maintain normal function in diseased and injured tissues. Stem cells may offer a potentially limitless source of cells for tissue engineering applications and are opening new options for therapy. Recent advances that have occurred in regenerative medicine will be reviewed and applications of these new technologies that may offer novel therapies for patients with end-stage tissue and organ failure will be described

Fiscal year: 
2013