Advancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease

Based at the University of Liverpool, the Regenerative Medicine Network was formed to bring together academics working across the Faculties of Health and Life Sciences, and Science and Engineering in areas relating to stem cell research to foster collaboration and generate new ideas.

The University conducts world-leading research in many areas of regenerative medicine. Applications for stem cell therapies are being developed across a range of areas from kidney, liver and ophthalmic disease to various kinds of musculoskeletal disorders. The University is also host to the Safety and Efficacy Hub, part of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform.

Interdisciplinary collaboration

Regenerative Medicine is a multidisciplinary area of study covering stem cell biology, tissue engineering, bioengineering, biomaterials, chemical biology and gene therapy. This is a dynamic and growing area of research with the potential to advance the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and to improve the way patients are treated.

The underpinning science of regenerative medicine is progressing at a rapid rate, yet the ultimate challenge for researchers in this area is to translate their work to the clinic. A number of developmental challenges will need to be overcome to successfully bring the benefit of basic discoveries to the patient. Interdisciplinary collaboration will be imperative; to this end the Regenerative Medicine Network will provide a forum for discussion and partnership with both researchers within the University and interested academics and clinicians from across the globe.