Over the past few decades, there have been significant developments in the field of tissue engineering toward new treatments to address a wide range of medical problems where tissue is lost or damaged. Considerable efforts in laboratories worldwide have led to widespread discoveries in important areas related to tissue engineering, such as stem cell biology and biomaterials. For example, our understanding of stem cell microenvironments has grown extensively and biomaterials are now available with a wide range of tunable and functional properties. These advances have resulted in many published findings; however, significant translation from laboratory experiments to broad applications has been slow and often disappointing. The major question remains: How can we better enable and stimulate the translation of technology from the bench to clinical application? [...]

dx.doi.org/10.1089/ten.TEA.2014.0329, hdl.handle.net/1765/88338
Tissue Engineering - Part A
Department of Orthopaedics

van Osch, G.J.V.M, Burdick, J.A, & Liu, W. (2014). Emerging issues in translating laboratory experiments to applications for society. Tissue Engineering - Part A, 20(19-20), 2547–2548. doi:10.1089/ten.TEA.2014.0329