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Reports

Scope

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

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

Non-Technical Issues

Team Members

Panelists

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Larry V. 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
mcintire@rice.edu

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
hgreisl@wpo.it.luc.edu

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Linda Griffith

Chemical Engineering Department and Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Health
MIT
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA
griff@mit.edu

[Picture of Peter Johnson]
Peter C. Johnson

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

[Picture of David Mooney]
David J. 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
mooneyd@umich.edu

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Milan Mrksich

Dept of Chemistry
SCL-463
University of Chicago
5801 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
mmrksich@midway.uchicago.edu

Nancy L. Parenteau

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

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David Smith

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

Other Team Members

Christine Kelley

NIH
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NHLBI
kelleyc@nhlbi.nih.gov

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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

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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

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Jennifer West

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

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William Wagner

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

Advisors

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	Langer]
Robert S. Langer

Germeshausen Professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
MIT
Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Health
E25-342
Cambridge, MA 02139
rlanger@mit.edu

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