WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) today announced the formation of a Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Committee (TEBC). The TEBC has been established to assemble the companies, academic institutions, and organizations within the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine that develop and commercialize tissue engineered and biomaterial based technologies. The primary purpose of the TEBC is to develop a better understanding of the key barriers to translation and scale up of regenerative medicine technologies including challenges in efficient product design, pilot and scale up manufacturing, regulation, and reimbursement. In addition the TEBC will focus on building public awareness of this new field of medicine and an appreciation for its potential to transform healthcare.
Members of the TEBC will include private and public sector representatives involved in the field of tissue engineering. Tissue engineered technologies are being developed as clinical therapeutics to improve biological functions primarily through the repair, restoration, or total replacement of tissue or organ and are also being developed and commercialized as 3D tissue models and micro-organs to provide better research tools for drug discovery and clinical diagnostics. The TEBC group will include experts from interdisciplinary technologies that utilize cells, biomaterials, growth factors, small molecules, scaffolds, and other therapeutic agents to affect tissue growth or regeneration. The Committee will be led by Sarah Haecker PhD, a member of ARM's senior staff. Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and for the last seven years has specialized in working with companies in the tissue engineering sector.
"We will work to identify and capitalize on opportunities that accelerate product development and commercialization of these innovative regenerati
|SOURCE The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine|
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