A Breakthrough Initiative
At the present rate of advancements made in the field of regenerative medicine, becoming a powerful mutant shouldn’t be far away. As exciting as it seems, the reality of achieving that will demand a lot of research and commitment. However, an initiative in this pariticular field looks to boost the availability of organs and tissues for the patients.
Though, there are many therapies already available for the same purpose, a new idea suggested by the WFIRM, promises to repair nerve-damage and grow organs and tissues. The budget is optimized at around $20 million and the initiative will be lead by the WFIRM. Half of this budget is funded by the United States Army Medical Research. Their goal is to apply advanced manufacturing to regenerative medicine, to achieve the availability of replacement tissues and organs.
The field of regenerative medicine must develop standardized manufacturing processes to successfully make replacement tissues and organs more widely available.
The director of the institute Antony Atala added, “We are excited to be at the forefront of this next frontier in regenerative medicine”.
According to a statement released by the insitute, the initiative will comprise of two projects. The first one aims to create standardized biolinks, that can be used for printing tissues and organs. The second project will focus on the growth of the printed cells in standardized liquids.
Standardizing materials and practices is an important process, as it’ll lead to better treatments at a faster rate. Apart from that, it’ll also speed up the approval process involved in these lifesaving treatments.
Hopefully, the standardization shouldn’t take long to implement, as many valuable lives depend on it.
The goal of this idea is to automate the process of recreating the tissues and organs, which are at present done by hand. Also, this automation process would be made available in every hospital, so that when a patient needs a body tissue or organ, the hospital can create it right away. The WFIRM affirmed that these recreated body parts will be available at an affordable price.