The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Merging Science with Technology to Treat Disease

Regenerative medicine uses clinical procedures to repair or replace damaged or diseased tissues and organs, versus some traditional therapies that just treat symptoms.

This emerging field addresses disease and illness using:

  • Tissues engineering
  • Stem cell research
  • Medical devices
  • Combinations of these technologies

How We Can Help You

Regenerative Medicine ResearchAs a pioneer in regenerative medicine, the McGowan Institute develops and transfers science to innovative clinical protocols and pursues rapid commercialization of its technologies related to regenerative medicine.

There are many regenerative medicine-based therapies currently in use, or in clinical trials, for:

  • Liver disease
  • Heart failure
  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Other diseases and illnesses

Regenerative Medicine Research

How We Help You Our scientific and clinical experts develop and evaluate many regenerative medicine techniques to help solve some of humankind’s most challenging medical problems, such as:

  • Organ failure
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases

News and Events

Hybrid Material that Responds to Heat and Light Presents Future Potential for 4D-Printed Adaptive Devices​

 

Combining photo-responsive fibers with thermo-responsive gels, researchers at Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and Clemson University have modeled a new hybrid material that could reconfigure itself multiple times into different shapes when exposed to light and heat, allowing for the creation of devices that not only adapt to their environment, but also display distinctly different behavior in the presence of different stimuli.

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A Possible End to Eye Drops

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5 Years and Growing: Regenerative Rehabilitation

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Retinal Regeneration Is a Fishy Problem

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