HMRI: Translational Tissue Engineering for Musculoskeletal Conditions

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Monday, April 16, 2018 | 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM Add to Calendar

Francesca Taraballi, PhD
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Instructor, Research Institute
Center for Musculoskeletal Regeneration
Houston Methodist

An estimated 126 million Americans—one in two adults—are affected by musculoskeletal conditions. For most of these conditions, the only available treatment is surgery. Unfortunately, both allografts and autografts have several limitations, such as donor site morbidity, immunogenicity or final failure.

Although several tissue engineering solutions have been proposed to address the challenges of regeneration, very few have progressed further than the lab. In this presentation Dr. Taraballi will describe the design, fabrication and validation of tissue engineering strategies for bone and cartilage regeneration. She will demonstrate the importance of open dialogue between clinicians and scientists to identify the most compelling clinical challenges and speed up the transition from bench to the bedside.

For more information, visit: events.houstonmethodist.org/francesca-tarabelli


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