Tissue Regeneration Could Change The Way We Test Drugs

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Knowledge source name Tissue Regeneration Could Change The Way We Test Drugs
Owner/Developer Forbes
Country United States of America
Languages English
URL http://www.forbes.com/sites/medidata/2015/05/26/tissue-regeneration-could-change-the-way-we-test-drugs/#130d9105781e
Description 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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Category Publication
Sub categories Press release
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, Social media, Printed, Professional online network
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Policy-makers, Industry, General public
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement
Purpose Documentation and information
Technology/Tools Tissue engineering