New Directions for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Emergence of Stem Cell Engineering
July 10-12, 2013 
Sonoma, California 

Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is an interdisciplinary field that integrates engineering, the life sciences, commercial applications and clinical therapies. This field has gone from the “go-go” years of the 1990s, through a more “sobering” period at the turn of the century, and now has rebounded with an acceleration in basic research advances and in the translation to applications.  Although there were early successes, more recently a critical issue has been that of cell source. Starting in 1990s, stem cell research has emerged as a major component of the field, and a recent WTEC global assessment has focused on the role of engineering in the continuation of advances in the stem cell field.

The goal of the workshop is to stimulate creative, original, and potentially transformative ideas and concepts and the identification of future directions in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and in particular the role of engineering in the field of stem cells.  The discussion at the workshop will advance our understanding of the underlying scientific and technological issues and challenges.

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