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This study is documenting R&D activities abroad with the objectiveof developing a better understanding of the design, fabrication, and useof engineered tissues to replace parts of a living system or to functionextracorporally. Examples include artificial skin, structural and metabolicreplacements, and other materials of biomimetic design. Complex organ replacementis also being considered. For purposes of this study, "tissue engineering"is defined as "an interdisciplinary field that applies the principles ofengineering and life sciences toward the development of biological substitutesto restore, maintain, or improve tissue or organ function. "

This panel is reviewing the current status of research, development, andapplications in tissue engineering in Western Europe and Japan with a viewtowards benchmarking with current and future research in the United States.The study is also tasked with assessing current international collaborativeactivities and identifying opportunities for new approaches and topics forinternational cooperation. Specific topics covered include the following:

Non-Technical Issues

Team Members


[Picture of Larry V. McIntire]
LarryV. McIntire
(Panel Chair)

E.D. Butcher Professor and Chair
Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
Rice University
MS 144, 6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1892, USA

Howard Greisler

Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy
Loyola University Medical Center
Building 102, 5th Floor
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153, USA

[Picture of Linda Griffith]
Linda Griffith

Chemical Engineering Department and Division of Bioengineering andEnvironmental Health
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA

[Picture of Peter Johnson]
PeterC. Johnson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Tissue-Informatics, Inc.
711 Bingham St., Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA

[Picture of David Mooney]
DavidJ. Mooney

Department of Chemical Engineering,
Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences
University of Michigan
2300 Hayward St.
Room 3074 H.H. Dow Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136, USA

[Picture of Milan Mrksich]
Milan Mrksich

Dept of Chemistry
University of Chicago
5801 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Nancy L. Parenteau

Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
Organogenesis, Inc.
150 Dan Road
Canton, MA 02021

[Picture of David Smith]
David Smith

General Counsel
Tissue-Informatics, Inc.
711 Bingham St., Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Other Team Members

Christine Kelley

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NHLBI

[Picture of Frederick Heineken]

Program Director, Biotechnology
ENG/BES , Room: 565 S
The National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230
E-Mail: fheineke@nsf.gov

[Picture of Alan Russell]
Alan Russell

Professor and Chairman
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Room 1249 Benedum Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Email: russell@engrng.pitt.edu

[Picture of Jennifer West]

T. N. Law Assistant Professor
Rice University
Department of Bioengineering
6100 Main Street MS 142
Houston, TX 77005
Email: jwest@rice.edu

[Picture of William Wagner]

The University of Pittsburgh
Center for Biotechnology
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Email: wagnerwr@msx.upmc.edu


[Picture of Robert	Langer]
Robert S. Langer

Germeshausen Professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Health
Cambridge, MA 02139

Jeffrey A. Hubbell

Institute for Biomedical Engineering
ETH and University of Zurich
Moussontrasse 18
CH-8044 Zurich; Switzerland
E-mail: hubbell@biomed.mat.ethz.ch