"To successfully design, develop, and commercialize complex tissue engineered products, it is critical to bring together the leading experts in a multitude of disciplines and technology areas," said Robert Palay, co-chair of the TEBC and Chief Executive Officer of Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. "I am excited to be working with this group which is strategically designed and uniquely qualified to best move the wide range of tissue engineered products forward."
"Tissue engineering has tremendous potential to treat patients suffering from the loss of tissues and organs," said Jennifer H. Elisseeff, co-chair of the TEBC and Professor, Wilmer Eye Institute and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. "We have the ability to establish the critical early and robust communication between the product designers and clinicians to support the successful path through commercialization of these complex products."
"Through the work of the TEBC, we hope to bring tissue engineered therapeutics to patients worldwide more quickly," said Michael Abecassis, MD, co-chair of the TEBC and Founding Director, Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center. "We intend to develop a better understanding amongst key stakeholders as to the requirements to develop a more predictable regulatory pathway and a rational reimbursement framework for tissue engineered and biomaterial based products."
Members of the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Committee:
Cellular Dynamics, Circle Biologics, Harvard Bioscience, Histogenics, InVivo Therapeutics, ISTO, JDRF, Johns Hopkins University, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, MiMedx, Nanofiber Solutions, Northwestern University
|SOURCE The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine|
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