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Current News

Media Releases


LaunchPad Medical Wins NIH HEAL Grant to Reduce Opioid Use and Addiction.  For additional information, see the press release here.



Congratulations to our Resource Center member, Dr. Darnell Kaigler, on being named the Major M. Ash Collegiate Professor of Periodontics at the University of Michigan!  Click here for the story.



LaunchPad Medical, one of the ITP teams, initiates a clinical trial to examine the safety and efficacy of the its bone adhesive biomaterial, Tetranite®, for the stabilization of dental implants for tooth extractions.  For additional information, see the press release here.



GreenMark Biomedical Secures Phase II SBIR Funding for Identification of Early Stage Dental Caries.  Click here for the full story and the press release.



Standards Coordinating Body is working on a standards project regarding Standards Webinars for Translational Medicine Researchers.  this is an education and outreach with the National Institutes of Standards Technology (NIST); National Cancer Institute; and the Standards Coordinating Body Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy and Tissue Engineering Sector Working Groups.  For more information, see here.



Congratulations to MPWRM Resource Center Co-Principal Investigator Dr. William Giannobile on being elected as next Osteology Foundation President! Click here for the full story.



University of Michigan invests $500,000 in GreenMark Biomedical, Inc. (Cycle 2 ITP awardee) through Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups initiative.

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New FDA Guidance on Regenerative Medicine

FDA recently released 2 new guidance documents on regenerative medicine therapies:

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LaunchPad Medical (Cycle 1 ITP awardee), raises $8.5M in a recent round!

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2018 Press Releases


Congratulations to Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Resource Center Principal Investigator Dr. William Giannobile on winning the Ross Award given by the American Dental Association!  Check out the full press release here.


Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center @ the University of Michigan’s Translational Funding Fair!

Representatives from 25 translational funds at the University of Michigan were present to provide inventors the opportunity to learn about resources and programs available to advance innovation into the marketplace.  Check out the video here!


Check out the Practicum presentations from our first Annual Stakeholders’ Summit (July 10-11, 2018)


Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project Funding Opportunity announced:

Regenerative Medicine Innovation Projects (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Studies (Collaborative U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Regenerative Medicine Innovation Projects (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)

Regenerative Medicine Innovation Projects (RMIP) (UT2 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Regenerative Medicine Innovation Projects (RMIP) (U44 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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Interview with RegMedNet: The Regenerative Medicine Resource Center: supporting pre-clinical interdisciplinary dental, oral and craniofacial projects.


Dr. Almarza’s review entitled Preclinical Animal Models for Temporomandibular Joint Tissue Engineering published in Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews


Just announced!  MPWRM Resource Center releases Cycle 3 Interdisciplinary Translational Project program Request for Pre-Proposal Applications.  Please click here for more information.


MPWRM Resource Center Principal Investigator Dr. William Giannoble’s research on Periodontal Tissue Engineering made the April 2018 issue of Compendium magazine


Osteo Science Foundation is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 submission cycle for the Peter Geistlich Research Awards. Click here for all the details and here to get started.  See the flyer here.


MPWRM Resource Center was featured in American Association for Dental Research (AADR) News

Dr. William Giannobile, Editor-in-Chief of JDR celebrating


MPWRM Resource Center’s January 2018 Newsletter


Just announced! The MPWRM Resource Center will be hosting its First Annual Stakeholder’s Summit on July 10th and July 11th, 2018.


FDA announces comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework


2017 releases

Regenerative Medicine resource center focuses on first projects

University of Michigan, School of Dentistry News

University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine News

Wyss Institute News