Researchers at UTHSC and U of M have established a forum where they can join their corporate R&D colleagues to explore the constraints of competitiveness and IP concerns. This is a remarkable endeavor in that three competing corporations—Medtronic, Smith & Nephew, and Wright Medical Technologies—have made a special commitment to work together to build appropriate research relations with university researchers.
MRC Proposal: The Institute of Regenerative Medicine
The Memphis Institute for Regenerative Medicine (MIRM) will bring together the expertise of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), the University of Memphis, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Industry Leaders (Revotek, Medtronic) to perform basic, clinical and translational research in the areas of stem cell biology, 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering. The goal is to translate scientific discovery into new organ repair and replacement therapies for people suffering from organ damage. Click here to read the entire proposal.