Tissue Regeneration Could Change The Way We Test Drugs
|Country:||United States of America|
It is often said that the most disruptive and world-shaping ideas don’t come from a bolt of insight but are, instead, the response to a rejection. The emerging field of tissue engineering followed such a path. Thirty years ago, Y.C. Fung, a professor at University of California at San Diego who started the school’s bioengineering program, proposed to start a center that would more closely align the study of organs, typically done by physiologists and physicians, with that of cells – the domain of cell biologists.
The efficiencies of tissue engineering can loosen the R&D bottleneck in figuring out how these drugs will affect people. In addition, we could test a greater number of drugs, providing potential future relief to many more patients.
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|Audience:||Scientists - Policy-makers - Industry - General public|
|User access:||Open access|
|Updating frequency:||26 May 2015|
|Purpose:||Documentation and information|
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