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Regenerative medicine. Opportunities and challenges: a brief overview.

02:56 EDT 19th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Regenerative medicine. Opportunities and challenges: a brief overview."

Regenerative medicine is a new multi-disciplinary field aiming at the repair or replacement of disease body parts. The field is progressing at an unprecedented pace and although the opportunities are immense, many hurdles lie ahead. This brief review analyses the opportunities and challenges faced by regenerative medicine.

Affiliation

Faculty of Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Room 144, Roderic Hill Building, London SW7 2AZ, UK. ulia.polak@imperial.ac.uk

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society
ISSN: 1742-5662
Pages: S777-81

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