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EPSRC Reference: EP/C534247/1
Title: Regenerative Medicine - A New Industry
Principal Investigator: Williams, Professor DJ
Other Investigators:
Meenan, Professor BJ Malik, Dr DJ Versteeg, Mr H
Dickens, Professor P Howdle, Professor S Lilford, Professor RJ
Morgan, Professor SP Martin, Professor P Crowe, Professor J
Conway, Professor P Williams, Professor D Gregory, Professor Sir M
Shakesheff, Professor K
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Dr F Livesey
Project Partners:
Assoc of British Healthcare Industries Critical Pharmaceuticals East Midlands Development Agency
East Midlands Strategic Health Authority Medilink NHS
Regentec Limited TAP Biosystems
Department: Sch of Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng
Organisation: Loughborough University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 September 2005 Ends: 28 February 2010 Value (£): 4,226,030
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Manufact. Business Strategy Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt
Manufacturing Machine & Plant Tissue Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
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The next healthcare revolution will apply regenerative medicines using human cells and tissues. However, whilst science has revealed the potential, and early products have shown the power of such therapies, the realisation of this opportunity as a 21st century industry also requires consistent manufacturing and appropriate business and cost structures. The goal of the proposed project is to realise delivery at an acceptable price. The last 15 years has seen the growth of an equivalent new healthcare industry based on human proteins produced in engineered organisms with a current market value of 30 billion a year. There is now an opportunity to replicate this growth in the new industry of regenerative medicine. The grand challenge aims to make a key contribution to the growth of regenerative medicine as an industry and unlock its potential to contribute to the UK economy. The programme will do this by demonstrating how established bio-science can be transformed into profitable commercial practice and generate affordable therapies.
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