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Fast Facts

  • The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is one of the largest freestanding facilities in the world devoted to regenerative medicine.
  • Launched in 2004, the institute is directed by Anthony Atala, M.D. Atala and colleagues were the first in the world to implant laboratory grown organs (bladders) into humans and discovered a new type of stem cell in amniotic fluid and placenta. Read more about our team's "firsts." 
  • Institute scientists are currently working to engineer replacement tissues and organs and develop healing cell therapies for more than 30 different areas of the body.
  • Atala co-leads an $75 million project to apply the technologies of tissue engineering to battlefield injuries. Goals include engineering a human ear and developing technology to print skin directly on burns.
  • More than 300 scientists are working together at the institute in the field of regenerative medicine.
  • The Institute is based at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (, an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine, and Wake Forest University Physicians. The system is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Phone 336-713-7293
Fax 336-713-7290

Richard H. Dean Biomedical Building
391 Technology Way
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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