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Title: The early career researcher's toolkit: translating tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and cell therapy products
Authors: Rafiq, Qasim A.
Ortega, Ilida
Jenkins, Stuart I.
Wilson, Samantha L.
Patel, Asha K.
Barnes, Amanda L.
Adams, Christopher F.
Delcassian, Derfogail
Smith, David
Keywords: Cell therapy
Clinical and preclinical models
Early career researcher
Manufacture
Regenerative medicine
Stem cell
Tissue engineering
Translation
Translational research
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Future Medicine Ltd
Citation: RAFIQ, Q.A. ... et al, 2015. The early career researcher's toolkit: translating tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and cell therapy products. Regenerative Medicine, 10 (8), pp. 989-1003.
Abstract: Although the importance of translation for the development of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and cell-based therapies is widely recognized, the process of translation is less well understood. This is particularly the case among some early career researchers who may not appreciate the intricacies of translational research or make decisions early in development which later hinders effective translation. Based on our own research and experiences as early career researchers involved in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine translation, we discuss common pitfalls associated with translational research, providing practical solutions and important considerations which will aid process and product development. Suggestions range from effective project management, consideration of key manufacturing, clinical and regulatory matters and means of exploiting research for successful commercialization.
Description: This paper is closed access.
Sponsor: The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for the funding of the Engineering, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (E-TERM) Landscape Fellowship programme, which involves a partnership of Loughborough, Leeds, Sheffield, Keele, Nottingham and York Universities. All authors, with the exception of D Smith are current E-TERM Fellows or E-TERM alumni. D Smith is a Biomedical Engineer at PCT (a Caladrius Company).
Version: Published
DOI: 10.2217/rme.15.56
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23208
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/rme.15.56
ISSN: 1746-0751
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