Vision: A regional, national and international focus for research into developing novel tissue engineering and regenerative medicine therapies for a range of clinically debilitating conditions.
We aim to provide a centre/environment where members can consolidate strengths and achieve their potential. It includes those individuals with an interest in tissue development, homeostasis and regeneration.
We aim to investigate the fundamental aspects/processes of injury in a variety of tissues from a diverse range of causes, including:
- Degenerative processes
- Exogenous factors (e.g. trauma/surgery)
- Endogenous factors (e.g. ischaemia/inflammation)
It also aims to study the mechanisms of tissue repair in those tissues and develop new strategies for tissue repair/regeneration including the use of stem/progenitor cells, gene therapy and biomaterials.
Staff in Tissue Injury and Repair have access to a diverse range of equipment and expertise. Laboratories are based within the Stopford Building and Core Technology Facility, all within easy walking distance of one another and close to the hub of the Manchester clinical research facilities and Manchester Royal Infirmary.
A recently built, state-of-the-art clean room facility is also available as part of the UK Centre for Tissue Regeneration to encourage translation of regenerative medicine strategies to clinic and commercial products.