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

As 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

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

Journal of Surgical Research Features Work of Dr. William Wagner and Colleagues


The work of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine director William Wagner, PhD, and colleagues is featured on the cover of the May 15, 2017, issue of the publication, Journal of Surgical Research. The corresponding article is entitled “Use of a pedicled omental flap to reduce inflammation and vascularize an abdominal wall patch.”

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Badylak Lab Student Wins First Place in CMU’s CIT Honors Research Poster Competition

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Swanson School of Engineering Honors McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty Members

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Medical 3D Printing Applications

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