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Regenerative Med Roundtable Regroups Oct. 6

North Carolina’s leadership in the awe-inspiring evolution of regenerative medicine will be revisited Oct. 6 at North Carolina Biotechnology Center, where some of the world’s key creators of the fast-growing body-rebuilding field will gather to share ideas.

The second annual NU Tech Regenerative Medicine Roundtable will bring together more than 100 researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and others interested in new discoveries and techniques coming from the labs of the program’s three host universities: Nagoya University, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Opening remarks are slated from Nagoya’s Masahiro Abe, director of International Technology Transfer, and Cathy Innes, director of the Office of Technology Development at UNC. A series of technical and poster presentations from the universities’ scientists will be followed by closing remarks fromAbner Mhashilkar, Ph.D., medical translation officer ofthe Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Tim Bertram, Ph.D.,chief scientific officer of Tengion, will keynote the event. He leads research and early development activities in advanced cell-based organ regeneration platforms for the company, which includes devising ways to commercialize newly created respiratory, urogenital, renal and gastrointestinal organ systems from stem cells.

The NU Tech roundtable series, founded last year by the Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, is being expanded this year to include more networking and topic-focused roundtables to encourage industry-specific dialogue.

The free public event includes a continental breakfast and lunch for attendees who pre-register.

Nagoya University, located in central Japan, opened a North Carolina technology transfer location in 2008 to expand, in both the United States and Japan, the commercialization of discoveries from its campus and from North Carolina universities. Its offices are in Morrisville.

The Biotech Center is an event partner, along withUNC, WFIRM and the N.C. Department of Commerce.