Innovation News

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

New Associate Vice President of Contract Research & Development Services at Wake Forest Innovations

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jan. 22, 2014 – Chris Jerome, B.Vet.Med., Ph.D., has been named Associate Vice President, Contract Research & Development Services at Wake Forest Innovations. “The combination of Dr. Jerome’s academic and contract research backgrounds is an asset that will help him engage faculty and promote our services to industry,” said Edward Abraham, M.D., continue reading

New Patent Will Enable 3D Printing of Customized Orthopedic Inserts

A new patent has been issued to Wake Forest Innovations collaborator Donald Spector, chairman of New York College of Health Professions. This patent, according to Lisa Pamintuan, president of New York College of Health Professions, will change the cost curve for customized orthotic and orthopedic inserts and will make customized orthotic and orthopaedic inserts available continue reading