Stata Center, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Join us for a keynote address from Dr. Joseph (Jay) Vacanti, the renowned pioneer of the tissue engineering field who has led the most critical advancements. Dr. Vacanti will summarize the progress in the field and share his vision for the future of the science, and ultimately, the industry that will grow to commercialize it.

The second half of our program will focus on the near term potential of this rapidly evolving field, highlighting the real progress and unique challenges within research and development – across the spectrum of academic, biotech and pharmalaboratories – in addition to identifying and addressing the fundamentals of financing, policy and partnering landscape. Difficult challenges have included translating the science successfully into business and bridging the conceptual gaps between start-up companies and where large pharma is. Join us for a lively discussion.

Added by MITForumofCambridge on May 12, 2009