The 2021 Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center Annual Stakeholder’s Summit was held virtually via Zoom.
This year’s event focused on the topic of Successful Clinical Translation of Innovations to Product Adoption in the Oral Regenerative Market. Following welcome remarks by the director of NIDCR and Resource Center updates, keynote presentations by Drs. William Giannobile (Dean & Professor, Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine) and Michael McGuire (Founder & Chairman, The McGuire Institute), highlighted the power of collaboration between academic and practice-based research networks for success in clinical trials. Subsequent discussion by a panel of experts on commercialization – leaders in major dental companies and experienced entrepreneurs in this space – touched on other critical success factors for the translation of oral regenerative technologies to the marketplace, including regulatory considerations, financing, licensing and acquisitions, product launch, and building a successful company.
Thank you to all those in attendance, and we hope to see you in person at the next Resource Center meeting!