Growing body parts for transplantation? July lecture explores regenerative medicine

Hear about the latest developments in regenerative medicine from one of its pioneers, Andy Goldberg OBE, Honorary Consultant Surgeon with the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, at a special Cambridge Network business lecture on Wednesday July 1st.

Regenerative medicine is about growing or re-growing cells, tissues and organs for implantation.  Over the coming years it will become mainstream in medicine to replace missing, damaged, failing or malfunctioning tissues.

To date it has been used to grow structures like windpipes, skin and ears which have all been successfully implanted.  In the future, it will be used to grow whole organs that today have to be transplanted from another person.

Andy Goldberg OBE, Honorary Consultant Surgeon with the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital will be sharing his insights in this fascinating field.  He runs a pioneering research programme exploring regenerative medicine treatments, including musculoskelatal regeneration, cartilage transplantation and the effects of Stem Cell Therapy on Achilles Tendinopathy. He was responsible for the creation of the National Joint Registry for Ankle Replacements and the Medical Futures Innovation Awards. He was awarded an OBE in the 2011 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to medicine.

This event, to take place at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, from 6pm until 8.30pm, will include refreshments and networking.

It is being held with the kind support of Network member Kinneir Dufort, an integrated research, innovation, design and development consultancy.  The event celebrates Kinneir Dufort’s recent Queen’s Award for International Trade and the official launch of Kinneir Dufort’s Medical Device Design Centre of Excellence in Cambridge. Drawing upon their extensive experience of user-centric design and human factors, the Medical Device Centre of Excellence is a dedicated hub that is set to expand, develop and boost their position as market leaders in the application of user-centric design to medical devices.

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