Research at WFIRM
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is working to grow tissues and organs and develop healing cell therapies for more than 30 different areas of the body, from kidney and trachea to cartilage and lung. We’re an international leader in translating scientific discovery into clinical therapies and our scientists have been first in the world to implant lab-grown tissues and organs into patients.
Today, we continue to develop replacement tissues and organs, and are also working to speed up the availability of these treatments to patients. For example, we have a support infrastructure, including a clinical manufacturing center, designed to accelerate the translation of discoveries. In addition, we are:
- Leading a multi-center, results-focused program for the military that requires that discoveries be tested and compared so that the most promising therapies can be brought to clinical trials.
- Leading a five-center effort to print mini-organs for drug testing. The lessons learned can be applied to replacement organs for patients.
- Looking to the future by working to apply the principles of modern manufacturing to regenerative medicine.