regenerative medicine

Perspective: MedTech in the Military - Saving Lives On and Off the Battlefield

Perspective: MedTech in the Military - Saving Lives On and Off the Battlefield

Driven by his passion to take care of the people who willingly put their lives on the line, Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium’s COO, William Howell, talks to the Community Blog about the goals of MTEC, and cutting-edge biomedical research that has recently received funding through this US Army organization. Although research is primarily focused on restoring function to severely injured soldiers, many of the medical technologies originally developed by or with funding support from the US military are also impacting the lives of millions of civilian patients.

ICYMI: New FDA Regs Provide Clarity and Confusion for Orthobiologics Manufacturers

ICYMI: New FDA Regs Provide Clarity and Confusion for Orthobiologics Manufacturers

Last November, FDA issued a long-awaited, final guidance on its standards for overseeing human cell and tissue products. It is the latest move in an ongoing effort by the agency to wrap its arms around the complex, evolving, and controversial area of tissue-based biologics and, by extension, the newer, fast-growing field of regenerative medicine. An excerpt from Senior Writer Wendy Diller’s October 17 feature, “Regulatory Shifts for HCT/P Products Put Orthobiologics Manufacturers on the Spot.”