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|Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:47 pm Post subject: Tissue Engineering Today, Not Tomorrow
|Friday, November 17, 2006 - 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
London, WC1E 7HX
Tissue Engineering using advanced biomaterials and space bioengineering
Professor Colin McGuckin - University of Newcastle
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.
Dame Julia Polak-Imperial College, London
Harnessing immunological tolerance in the pursuit of stem cell therapies
Dr Paul Fairchild - University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
As an emerging force in medicine, tissue engineering owes much to the related fields of materials science and stem cell biology which provide the raw materials for the construction of replacement tissues. While significant advances have been made, the issue of rejection of the transplanted tissues still threatens to limit translation to the clinic.
Injectable materials as stem cell delivery sytems
Professor Kevin Shakesheff,University of Nottingham
"It would be a grave error," says Rep. DeGette, "for his (Pres.Bush's) first veto to be of a bill that could lead to cures for tens of thousands of Americans."