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BioE Seminar: Next-Generation Regenerative Therapies for Heart and Lung Diseases: Cells, Secretome, and Exosomes

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Ke Cheng, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University

Abstract: Therapeutic tissue regeneration using stem cells has been hampered by the controversial identity of resident stem cells, low cell retention/engraftment, tumorigenecity and immunogenicity issues. Taking a bioengineering/biomaterials approach, this lecture will introduce the uses of drug delivery and biomaterials strategies to generate more potent cell therapies for heart diseases. In addition, a pharmacoengineering approach is taken to refine cell therapies by developing acelluar therapeutics such as stem cell-derived secretome and exosomes in the setting of heart and lung regeneration. This lecture will also mention a couple of stories in translating bench researches into IND-enabled clinical trials on cell-based therapies.

Contact: Pamela King