What may seem like science fiction is happening right here at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. We are an international leader in translating scientific discovery into clinical therapies. Our scientists were the first in the world to successfully implant a laboratory-grown organ into humans and today are working to grow more than 30 different organs and tissues in the laboratory.
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Our goal is to apply the principles of regenerative medicine to repair or replaced diseased tissues and organs. Right now, in our laboratories, our scientists are looking for ways to create insulin-producing cells in the laboratory, engineer blood vessels for heart bypass surgery and apply our regenerative medicine technologies to battlefield injuries through co-leading a $85 million federal grant, as well as many other novel research initiatives.
Take a few moments to watch the video below; it will share with you an overview of initiatives at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Then take a look Inside the Lab to learn more about the breakthrough research we're conducting that will change the future of medicine.
Regenerative Medicine 101