Regener8 Annual Conference: The Pathway to Innovation for Regenerative Therapies

Regener8 Annual Conference: The Pathway to Innovation for Regenerative Therapies

Date: September 17, 2014

Location: University of Leeds

This year’s Regener8 Annual Conference will take place on Wednesday 17 September, at the University of Leeds. The theme for this year’s event will be ‘The Pathway to Innovation for Regenerative Therapies’ and will feature presentations from Regener8-funded projects, as well as industry keynote speakers.

Speakers include key industry figures and RegenMed translational pioneers who will discuss early stage research projects, collaborative R&D and successful translation.


9.00-10.00 Registration, networking, exhibition & poster viewing
10.00-10.15 Welcome and Opening Address
10.15-10.40 KEYNOTE – Kevin Baughan, Director of Technology & Innovation, Technology Strategy Board
10.40-10.55 PoC Project presentation: Prof Paul Hatton, University of Sheffield
Bioactive cements and pre-set porous scaffolds to promote bone tissue regeneration
10.55-11.10 PoC Project presentation: Dr Ifty Ahmed, University of Nottingham
Manufacturing Bone Tissue Using Resorbable Porous Calcium Phosphate Microspheres Loaded with Autologous Stem Cells
11.10-11.25 PoC Project presentation: Prof Gordon Blunn, UCL
The use of de-mineralised bone and cellularised de-mineralised bone in rotator cuff repair
11.25-11.55 Refreshments, networking, exhibition & poster viewing
11.55-12.15 KEYNOTE – Prof Jim Shaw, Professor of Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes, Newcastle University
12.15-12.35 KEYNOTE – Dr John Stageman, Bionow, Biomedical Catalyst Major Awards Committee (tbc)
12.35-12.50 PoC Project presentation: Prof Jenny Southgate, University of York
Bladder-Derived Natural Acellular Matrix for Urinary Tract Application
12.50 – 2.15 Lunch, networking, exhibition and poster viewing
2.15-2.30 PoC Project presentation: Dr Julie Gough, University of Manchester
Polymeric scaffolds functionalised for periodontal repair
2.30-2.45 PoC Project presentation: Prof Serena Best, University of Cambridge
CamRegen Scaffolds for Cardiac Repair
2.45-3.00 PoC Project presentation: Dr Tahera Ansari, Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research
Small bowel replacement and regeneration
3.00-3.15 Regener8 Early Career Researcher network update
3.15–3.45 Refreshments, networking, exhibition and poster viewing
3.45-4.10 KEYNOTE 4 – Dr Wilfried Dalemans, Chief Technical Officer, TiGenix
4.10–4.35 KEYNOTE – Dr. Rob Buckle, Director of the UKRMP and Head of Regenerative Medicine, MRC
4.35–4.45 Announcement of poster competition award and headline sponsor address, followed by final remarks and close
4.45-6.00 Drinks reception, networking and exhibition

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