McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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
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News an​​d ​Events

MEBot Wins 2016 Blackwood Design Award


University of Pittsburgh’s Human Engineering Research Laboratory’s (HERL’s) Mobility Enhancement Robotic Wheelchair (MEBot) won the prestigious 2016 Blackwood Design Award for Best New Concept. The award judging panel was very impressed not only with the functionality of the design but the level of research involved as well as the fact that this was not looking for a problem to solve. It is intended for real life situations and comes from the experiences of the designers and engineers, several of whom use powerchairs.

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Medical Milestone: 2000 Lung Transplants

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Molecular Medicine Features Work of McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members

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Forbes Names Two Pitt Engineering Alumni “30 Under 30” in Manufacturing & Industry

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