Organogenesis has signed a memorandum of understanding with China's National Tissue Engineering Center and will begin exporting tissue-repair technology into the Chinese and other Asian markets. The Chinese consortium focuses on regenerative medicine and stem cell research.
Shortfalls in training and testing are hindering the nation's ability to prepare for a flu pandemic, a Government Accountability Office report says. Investigators credited the Bush administration for taking action to prepare for a pandemic but said HHS and Homeland Security need to conduct preparedness exercises and communicate with states and the private sector.
The field of sports therapeutics sees great promise in stem cell technology to help regenerate tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones. Some regenerative therapies are in trials, but a more likely short-term use might be to promote faster healing following an injury.