• The Institute for Regenerative Medicine is based in the Smilow Center for Translational Research and extends across UPenn’s campus.

  • The links between medicine, engineering and veterinary science differentiate Penn’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine from other stem cell Institutes across the country.

  • The IRM promotes discoveries in stem cell biology and regeneration to generate new therapies that may alleviate suffering and disease.

  • When our interdisciplinary research and programs bring together individuals with broad interests and diverse backgrounds, our collaborations lead to greater advances.

  • Stem cell research is critical to developing new skin tissues and, ultimately, changing the way we care for devastating wounds.

  • At Penn, we’re discovering real possibilities of future treatments for cardiac disease because we have the research and clinical expertise to make it happen.

Institute For Regenerative Medicine
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    The 11th annual Business of Regenerative Medicine: Innovation, Clinical Translation, and Entrepreneurship Symposium, is a 2-day event that will include lectures delivered by established entrepreneurs, industry and scientific leaders, panel discussions, networking events, and more. It is attended by entrepreneurs, junior and senior scientists, business executives, investors and analysts, technology transfer and development personnel, managers in the government, non-profit and…

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    Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the Weizmann Institute of Science have published a study on the intestinal stem cell niche in Nature. According to the study, the researchers have identified “subepithelial telocytes as an important source of Wnt proteins, without which intestinal stem cells cannot proliferate and support epithelial renewal.”     Shoshkes-Carmel, Michal, Yue J. Wang, Kirk…

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        Christopher Lengner, Ph.D., associate professor in Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, along with lead author Maryam Yousefi (Penn graduate student) and researchers from Penn and China Agricultural University, has published a paper in Stem Cell Reports. Building on research that shows that animals fed calorie-restricted diets exhibit a better ability to regenerate tissue after injury, these researchers focused…