IOP East Anglia has teamed up with Cambridge Network to provide access to the Cambridge Network Business Lecture – Regenerative Medicine. We are hoping to develop a partnership with the Cambridge Network and run more specific applied physics lectures with them in the future.
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 program 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 is kindly sponsored by Kinneir Dufort, an integrated research, innovation, design and development consultancy, established in 1977. It celebrates the official launch of its Medical Device Design Centre of Excellence in Cambridge and its recent Queen’s Award for International Trade.