Alliance for Regenerative Medicine Launches
Dedicated to advancing scientific research in regenerative medicine
Initial charter members of the Alliance include: university-based organizations such as the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine,
“We are delighted to be a founder of this extremely important effort,” said Dr.
“Regenerative medicine holds enormous promise,” said
Regenerative Medicine is defined by the National Institutes of Health as the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to disease, damage, congenital defects or age. This process may include: regenerating damaged tissues by stimulating previously irreparable organs to heal themselves, using stem cells to grow cells, tissues and organs to repair damaged or destroyed cells and tissue the body cannot heal by itself; and helping to address the problem of the shortage of organs available for donation compared to the number of patients that require life-saving organ transplantation.
SOURCE Alliance for Regenerative Medicine