McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Merging Science with Technology to Treat Disease

Regenerative medicine uses clinical procedures to repair or replace damaged or diseased tissues and organs, versus some traditional therapies that just treat symptoms.

This emerging field addresses disease and illness using:

  • Tissues engineering
  • Stem cell research
  • Medical devices
  • Combinations of these technologies

How We Can Help You

Regenerative Medicine ResearchAs a pioneer in regenerative medicine, the McGowan Institute develops and transfers science to innovative clinical protocols and pursues rapid commercialization of its technologies related to regenerative medicine.

There are many regenerative medicine-based therapies currently in use, or in clinical trials, for:

  • Liver disease
  • Heart failure
  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Other diseases and illnesses

Regenerative Medicine Research

How We Help You Our scientific and clinical experts develop and evaluate many regenerative medicine techniques to help solve some of humankind’s most challenging medical problems, such as:

  • Organ failure
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases
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News and Events

Innovative S​urgical Practices Using Tissue-Based Regenerative Therapies May Be More Tightly Regulated

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The therapeutic use of human cell and tissue products is highly regulated by the U.S. government, but a specific exception allows surgeons to harvest, manipulate, and implant tissues in many commonly performed surgical procedures. While the operating room is often the stage where innovations in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are realized, as surgeons use grafted tissues, novel biomaterials, and new approaches to numerous procedures including performing breast, chest and abdominal wall, and pelvic floor reconstruction, new FDA draft guidelines would place even tighter restrictions on surgical practice and may limit the development of new therapies.

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