The Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine (MPWRM) Resource Center is one of the two national Resource Centers established through the Dental Oral Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration Consortium (DOCTRC) initiative at National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to accelerate the clinical translation of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine- based therapies in the dental, oral, and craniofacial space. The Resource Center brings together a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, engineers, scientists, and technology commercialization and regulatory experts from academia and industry to support the regenerative medicine research community by providing resources and expertise to guide innovations that address an unmet clinical need for the regeneration or restoration of dental, oral, and craniofacial tissues. It is a collaborative effort amongst the University of Michigan, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, and is led by Dr. David Kohn and Dr. William Giannobile at the U-M School of Dentistry.
Through its Interdisciplinary Translational Project (ITP) program, the Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center offers funding of up to $150,000 per project designed to support translation of promising regenerative medicine technologies which address unmet clinical needs with market potential in the dental, oral, and craniofacial space. The goal of this one-year funding mechanism is to support specific technology development activities which establish readiness towards submission of IND/IDE applications to FDA. The program is open to investigators from academic institutions, as well as from for-profit entities, with two funding cycles anticipated per year.
Visit the Interdisciplinary Translational Project (ITP) for additional information, including application criteria and deadlines.
If you are interested in applying to the ITP program, we encourage you to contact Mutsumi Yoshida (firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 764-4622) to discuss your proposal prior to submission.
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