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Nature Biotechnology: Reinventing Tech Transfer

A change is under way at university tech transfer offices (TTOs) across the United States. Schools are expanding their TTO teams, shifting their business aims and changing their models. The focus is moving to startup companies and proactive outreach to the private sector. What are the factors behind these changes, and how are academic institutions continue reading

Milestone Reached in Work to Build Replacement Kidneys in the Lab

A new milestone has been reached in regenerative medicine. Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have, for the first time, kept blood vessels open and flowing with blood in a replacement kidney study. Lab-grown replacement organs using scaffoldings derived from animal organs have become a widely accepted method in regenerative medicine. The process involves continue reading

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Demonstrates Muscle Regeneration Proof-of-Concept

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is making strides with “in body” regeneration of muscle tissue. Funded by the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have used rodent models to harness the body’s natural “regenerative machinery” to regrow segments of missing muscle. Traditional methods of muscle regeneration involve continue reading