Focus Group Updates

The Stem Cell Bioengineering Group reports many exciting updates for the first half of 2014. For one, Sean Palecek and Bill Murphy were involved in teaching a course that extended across multiple institutions and was featured in the April 7 press release, Class Notes: Stem Cell Engineering with Classmates from Cali to MIT. 

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) recently announced support of a Cell Manufacturing Consortium

Randy Ashton was selected to receive a 2014 Innovation in Regulatory Science Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The proposal submitted by Randy (PI) and Kris Saha (Co-I) was selected to receive $500,000 of support over the next five years to develop novel methods to engineer and screen next-generation models of hindbrain and spinal cord tissues from human pluripotent stem cells.

Tissue Regeneration Systems, a company that Murphy cofounded, recently partnered with Johnson & Johnson to develop implants for bone regeneration.