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8-3-2021

The 10th annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC)

Aug 3-5, 2021

Resource Center, PI, Dr. William Wagner will be a panelist at the 2021 International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) on Tuesday, August 3rd at 1:30pm, which will feature a fireside chat on biomanufacturing in space. Gary Rodrigue, director of programs and partnerships at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), will moderate a discussion with Dr. William Wagner, director of the University of Pittsburgh’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The discussion will focus on the value of space-based biomanufacturing and the critical role of the orbiting laboratory in advancing this research area. biomanufacturing and the critical role of the orbiting laboratory in advancing this research area.  Registration is free.

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7-27-2021

Apply for the new BII & Science prize for innovation today!

Deadline: November 1, 2021

For more details and directions to apply, go to BioInnovation Institute & Sciences website.

Behind every life-changing solution is an entrepreneurial scientist. A creative mind who proved an idea in the lab and dared to carry it out in the world.

To encourage more scientists to translate their research, BioInnovation Institute (BII) & Science present a new annual award.

Our three winners will have their essays published in Science magazine and will be invited into BII’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive a prize of USD 25,000 and each runner-up will receive USD 10,000 at a grand award show celebration in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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7-27-2021

Forsyth dentech 2021

The Forsyth Institute, with its 111-year history of oral health innovation, presents Forsyth dentech 2021—the leading oral health technology innovation conference convening thought leaders from research, industry, academia, and venture capital. This annual event aims to accelerate innovation and launch new ventures in the oral health space. The selected presenters will have the stage to showcase their exciting new technology or pitch their business proposals for funding support. Investors and dental companies will be able to review some of the most innovative dental technologies for investment or licensing opportunities. The conference will also offer cash prizes to top technologies that will be chosen by the organizing committee.

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7-23-2021

Orthopaedic Research Society’s Abstract submission is now open!

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, August 30, 2021

For details and to submit your abstract, go to the ORS’s abstract page here.

If you have questions, email ORSabstracts@ors.org.

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7-16-2021

SFB-TERMIS Panel – “Picture a Scientist”

The Society for Biomaterials (SFB) is partnering with the Tissuse Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) to host a discussion on the issues presented in the recent documentary “Picture a Scientist” on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 12 noon Eastern.

Register at the link below.

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_64iJwgv3R4efIsdeQa-MBA

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6-29-2021

Submit an Abstract for the ORS 2022 Annual Meeting!

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Tampa, Florida for the ORS 2022 Annual Meeting, February 4 – 8, 2022. Tampa will be the perfect setting for our in-person meeting by providing a beautiful convention center located downtown on Tampa Bay with great restaurants and ample extracurricular activities nearby. Scientifically, the meeting promises to be another outstanding event with the Program Committee finalizing the selection of the scientific program, Research Sections planning their meetings, and looking forward to your research being submitted for presentation.

We do realize that not all the ORS community may be permitted to travel due to imposed travel restrictions (government or institutional). However, ORS will provide the opportunity for those unable to travel to present their work. Details are included here https://www.ors.org/2022-call-for-abstracts/.
Deadline for submission is August 30, 2021.

New! Abstracts Login!
In the past authors have logged in directly to the abstract submission site. Starting this year, you will login to the abstract submission system via your ORS login at https://ors.memberclicks.net/abs22.

To start, submit, or edit your abstract(s), you will need to login here https://ors.memberclicks.net/abs22#/ using your ORS username and password.

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6-24-2021

The Society For Biomaterial (US) and the Japanese Society for Biomaterials are hosting a Joint Symposium that will highlight the seminal work of four Pioneers in the biomaterials field on January 8-10, 2022 in Honolulu, Hawaii!

The call for abstracts is now open on the Society for Biomaterials website.  Please go here for abstract information and to submit your abstract.  Check out the full meeting webiste here.  The deadline to submit your abstract is September 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (EST). (There is a $10 submission fee).

Abstracts for an oral or poster presentation are being solicited in four general session areas:

  • Implant Pathology & the Foreign Body Reaction
  • Polymeric Biomaterials
  • Bioglasses / Ceramics
  • Tissue Engineering

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6-24-2021

Applications for the second cohort of AlphaLab Health are Open!  Apply here by July 16th for Priority Consideration.

AlphaLab Health is a pre-eminent healthcare and life sciences accelerator which supports early-stage startups.

Started last year by Innovation Works and Allegheny Health Network, AlphaLab Health provides selected participants with up to $100,000 in funding, expert guidance navigating the health care system and developing a robust commercial strategy, mentorship with industry leaders, wet and dry lab space, access to clinicians, and an extended network of potential funders and customers.

This six-month program will begin in mid-October 2021.

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6-2-2021

Resource Center member Dr. Sam Lynch on Humans in Healthcare Podcast: Dr. Sam Lynch – Founder and CEO – Translational Medicine, Challenges of the U.S. Healthcare Regulatory Environment, and Founding an Education Nonprofit for Underprivileged Students

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4-28-2021

The Resource Center publishes a white paper entitled Translating Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Regenerative Medicine Innovations to the Clinic through Interdisciplinary Commercial Translation Architecture in Journal of Dental Research.

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4-13-2021

ITP program Call for Proposals is currently open: Pre-Proposals due June 1, 2021.  (Call for pre-proposals are now closed)

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4-8-2021

MPWRM Resource Center Co-Principal Investigator Dr. David Mooney’s work on surgical adhesive is featured on NIDCR’s newsletter.  Click here for more.

Click here to check out ITP Team RevBio’s work with Tetranite®  for local delivery of non-addictive pain medicine funded by NIH’s HEAL initiative.

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3-25-2021

Current Oral Regeneration Topic: Vertical Ridge Augmentation | Webinar
Speaker: Luca De Stavola, Italy
Moderator: Tali Chackartchi, Israel
LIVE WEBINAR: 19 April 2021, 18:00 GMT
For additional information, click here.

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3-19-2021

  • Registration for the 2021 Society For Biomaterials Virtual Annual Meeting is now open.  Click here for additional details.
  • Rock Stars of Regenerative Engineering (April 19-20, 2021, Virtual).  Regenerative Engineering Society of American Institute of Chemical Engineers presents this event that will cover a range of topics on regenerative engineering. This event is proudly virtually collocated with the 2021 Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting and Exposition (https://2021.biomaterials.org/).  Click here for additional details.
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3-18-2021

Congratulations to Dr. Luiz Bertassoni – a recipient of the Oregon Health and Sciences University’s Faculty Excellence and Innovation Awards program! Click here for the full story.

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3-9-2021

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3-8-2021

Diversity in STEM Panel: Hosted by The Innovation Hub and Women Accelerators on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 12pm-1pm.  As a way to celebrate #InternationalWomen’sWeek, this panel will address issues of diversity in academia, engineering, other STEM fields, the workplace and much more.
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3-1-2021

The Force Family Office will be hosting MIT Professor, Founding Moderna Investor and most cited engineer in history, Dr. Robert Langer for a discussion on “The Future of Regenerative Medicine” with EpiBone CEO Nina Tandon, PhD, MBA.  This event will take place on March 16, 2021.
See the rest of the press release here.
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1-25-2021

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1-22-2021

Translational Consult Program launched!  For additional information, please see here.
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2020 Media Releases

11-2-2020

Society For Biomaterials’ 2021 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts- due December 4, 2020 (Extended from November 10)
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10-1-2020

Congratulations to Dr. Giannobile and his ITP team on a recent publication in Scientific Reports: Sclerostin antibody stimulates periodontal regeneration in large alveolar bone defects
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8-17-2020

Academy of Osseointegration: Now accepting research abstracts for 2021 Annual Meeting (March 11-13, 2021), due October 2, 2020.  Click here for more information.
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8-4-2020

LaunchPad Medical Rebrands as RevBio and Launches an Updated Website

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8-1-2020

Dr. David Kohn named as the Natalie C. Roberts Professor of Dentistry at the University of Michigan.  Congratulations!
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6-25-2020

Congratulations to Dr. Kacey Marra for winning the People’s Choice Awards/ Diagnostics & Medical Devices @ Equalize 2020!   Click here to watch the full Equalize 2020 competition pitch event.
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6-4-2020

Call for Abstracts are now open for the Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting, March 10-12, 2021. Deadline for abstract submissions: Friday, October 2, 2020 11:59 PM (CT). For more information, see https://osseo.org

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5-5-2020

LaunchPad Medical Wins a $2.5 Million NIH Grant to Improve Cranial Procedures.  For additional information, see the press release here.

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4-23-2020

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4-20-2020

Join and hear from keynote speakers David Mooney of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Melody Swartz of the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at University of Chicago along with graduate student presentations in the field of regenerative medicine and transplant.

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3-2-2020

Dr. Michael Passineau, one of the ITP principal investigators, will give a keynote at a plenary session entitled “Restoring Salivary Glands Function with Gene Transfer Therapy: Turning the Impossible into Reality” at the 2020 American Academy of Oral Medicine Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on April 29–May 2, 2020.

Dr. Will Giannobile will give a keynote presentation entitled “Tooth Preservation Versus Implants Through Regenerative Technologies” in an interdisciplinary session at AAE20, American Association of Endodontists’ Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on April 1-4, 2020.

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1-23-2020

New podcast series available from Osteology Foundation: “Podcast – Legends of Oral Regeneration“!
In the first episode of the new podcast, MPWRM Resource Center PI and Osteology Foundation President William V. Giannobile, talks to Myron Nevins.

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1-3-2020

An application from our ITP principal investigator Dr. Kacey Marra was accepted for Equalize 2020, the nation’s first pitch competition for women academic inventors, forming university startups.  Congratulations!

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2019 Press Releases

12-19-2019

LaunchPad Medical Accelerates Enrollment in its First-In-Man Clinical Study of Tetranite® for Dental Implant Stabilization.  Please see here for the press release

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12-9-2019

Congratulations to Resource Center Principal Investigators and members, Drs. David Kohn, Will Giannobile, Jan Stegemann, and Lonnie Shea for receiving the University of Michigan’s Biosciences Initiative award.  Click here and here for more information.

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11-27-2019

Congratulations to MPWRM Resource Center Co-Principal Investigator Dr. David Mooney on being ranked in top 0.1% of cited researchers for the year!  Click here for the full story.

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11-8-2019

LaunchPad Medical Wins NIH HEAL Grant to Reduce Opioid Use and Addiction.  For additional information, see the press release here.

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10-15-2019

Congratulations to our Resource Center member, Dr. Darnell Kaigler, on being named the Major M. Ash Collegiate Professor of Periodontics at the University of Michigan!  Click here for the story.

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10-14-2019

LaunchPad Medical, one of the ITP teams, initiates a clinical trial to examine the safety and efficacy of the its bone adhesive biomaterial, Tetranite®, for the stabilization of dental implants for tooth extractions.  For additional information, see the press release here.

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10-2-2019

GreenMark Biomedical Secures Phase II SBIR Funding for Identification of Early Stage Dental Caries.  Click here for the full story and the press release.

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10-1-2019

Congratulations to Dr. Bill Wagner, Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, who was appointed Distinguished Professor of Surgery in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  See here for more information.

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9-23-2019

Standards Coordinating Body is working on a standards project regarding Standards Webinars for Translational Medicine Researchers.  this is an education and outreach with the National Institutes of Standards Technology (NIST); National Cancer Institute; and the Standards Coordinating Body Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy and Tissue Engineering Sector Working Groups.  For more information, see here.

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5-7-2019

Congratulations to MPWRM Resource Center Co-Principal Investigator Dr. William Giannobile on being elected as next Osteology Foundation President! Click here for the full story.

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2-22-2019

University of Michigan invests $500,000 in GreenMark Biomedical, Inc. (Cycle 2 ITP awardee) through Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups initiative.

For more information, please see: https://record.umich.edu/articles/u-m-invest-20-million-four-its-startups

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2-20-2019

New FDA Guidance on Regenerative Medicine

FDA recently released 2 new guidance documents on regenerative medicine therapies:

Click here to see the press release.

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1-10-2019

LaunchPad Medical (Cycle 1 ITP awardee), raises $8.5M in a recent round!

For more information, please see: https://www.massdevice.com/bone-adhesive-dev-launchpad-medical-raises-9m-medtech-funding-roundup/

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2018 Press Releases

10-18-2018

Congratulations to Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Resource Center Principal Investigator Dr. William Giannobile on winning the Ross Award given by the American Dental Association!  Check out the full press release here.

10-17-2018

Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center @ the University of Michigan’s Translational Funding Fair!

Representatives from 25 translational funds at the University of Michigan were present to provide inventors the opportunity to learn about resources and programs available to advance innovation into the marketplace.  Check out the video here!

8-30-2018

Check out the Practicum presentations from our first Annual Stakeholders’ Summit (July 10-11, 2018)

8-2-2018

Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project Funding Opportunity announced:

Regenerative Medicine Innovation Projects (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Studies (Collaborative U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-HL-18-030)

Regenerative Medicine Innovation Projects (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)
(RFA-HL-18-031)

Regenerative Medicine Innovation Projects (RMIP) (UT2 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-HL-18-033)

Regenerative Medicine Innovation Projects (RMIP) (U44 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-HL-18-035)

Click here, for more information.

7-2-2018

Interview with RegMedNet: The Regenerative Medicine Resource Center: supporting pre-clinical interdisciplinary dental, oral and craniofacial projects.

6-11-2018

Dr. Almarza’s review entitled Preclinical Animal Models for Temporomandibular Joint Tissue Engineering published in Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews

5-23-2018

Just announced!  MPWRM Resource Center releases Cycle 3 Interdisciplinary Translational Project program Request for Pre-Proposal Applications.  Please click here for more information.

4-11-2018

MPWRM Resource Center Principal Investigator Dr. William Giannoble’s research on Periodontal Tissue Engineering made the April 2018 issue of Compendium magazine

4-10-2018

Osteo Science Foundation is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 submission cycle for the Peter Geistlich Research Awards. Click here for all the details and here to get started.  See the flyer here.

3-26-2018

MPWRM Resource Center was featured in American Association for Dental Research (AADR) News

Dr. William Giannobile, Editor-in-Chief of JDR celebrating

1-18-2018

MPWRM Resource Center’s January 2018 Newsletter

1-17-2018

Just announced! The MPWRM Resource Center will be hosting its First Annual Stakeholder’s Summit on July 10th and July 11th, 2018.

1-8-2018

FDA announces comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework

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2017 releases

Regenerative Medicine resource center focuses on first projects

http://www.mirm.pitt.edu/cellular-therapy/funding-to-establish-nidcr-consortium-for-tissue-regeneration-therapies-received-from-nih/

http://www.dent.dent.umich.edu/news/2017/03/07/school-dentistry-leads-major-new-regenerative-medicine-center-funded-nih#sthash.B4OoLQil.dpbs

http://c-doctor.org/news/

University of Michigan, School of Dentistry News

http://www.dent.umich.edu

University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine News

http://www.dental.pitt.edu/

Wyss Institute News

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/

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