Two weeks ago, our social media leader Eric Cunningham and I went down to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Wake Forest’s annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials conference. At the conference, top experts in the field of regenerative medicine talked about all aspects of our work, from what biomaterials are most effective for different indications, to various enabling technologies, to regulatory hurdles and common financing pitfalls to be weary of when running a regenerative medicine company.
It was a well-spent week. Eric and I got to speak with the one and only Dr. Anthony Atala – known as the godfather of regenerative medicine, and also a urological surgeon working on the first regenerated penises to be transplanted in a clinical trial in the near future.
From left to right: Eric Clopper, Anthony Atala, our grad student friend Sugat from Italy, and Eric Cunningham