Interdisciplinary Translational Projects Supported
Principal Investigator(s) ITP Project Title Technology Type
Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD (University of California Los Angeles) Stem cell-based therapies for bone regeneration around ailing dental implants Biologic‑Device
Yang Chai, DDS, PhD (University of Southern California) Calvarial bone regeneration using 3D printed scaffold and bone marrow aspirate Biologic‑Device
Joseph Fiorellini, DMD, DMedSc (Penn Dental Medicine), George Kay, DMD (RevBio) Optimization of a Novel Organic-Mineral Bone Adhesive for Dental Bone Grafting (Tetranite) Device
Andrew Brown, PhD (Emergence Dental)/​Stephen LeBeau, PhD (nanoMAG) AmpliMag: Form Stable, Resorbable Barrier Membrane Device
Ari Wes, MD (Ostiio) Ostiio: A Smart, Fully-Implantable CMF Distractor Device
William Giannobile, DDS, DMedSc (Harvard University) Abaloparatide to Treat Alveolar Bone Loss for Dental Implant Reconstruction Biologic‑Drug
Periodontal Tissues
Peter Alff, PhD (Oraxsys Therapeutics) Immunomodulatory Strategies to Treat Periodontal Disease Biologic
Salivary Gland
Isabelle Lombaert, PhD (University of Michigan)/​Michael Passineau, PhD (Allegheny Health Network) Non-viral Aquaporin-1 Gene Therapy to Restore Salivary Flow in Patients Suffering from Radiation-induced Xerostomia, Michael Passineau, PhD (Allegheny Health Network)/​Isabelle Lombaert, PhD (University of Michigan) Biologic‑Device
Sarah Knox, PhD (University of California San Francisco) Hydronovo: Regenerating the salivary gland using an injectable hydrogel Drug‑Device
Soft Tissue (Nerve, Muscle, Skin, Fat, Other)
Robby Lane, MBA (Amend Surgical, Inc.) Suture-less Trigeminal Nerve Repair Device Device
Kevin Healy, PhD (University of California Berkeley) Bioinspired hydrogels for craniofacial muscle regeneration Device
Derrick Wan, MD (Stanford University) Transdermal deferoxamine to enhance fat graft retention for reconstruction of irradiated soft tissue defects Drug‑Device
Geoffrey Gurtner, MD (Stanford University) Prevention of scar formation in the skin using topical focal adhesion kinase inhibitors Drug‑Device
Jamie Shaikoski, PhD (Amend Surgical, Inc.) Amend Tissue Tape™ for Oral Wound Care Device
Michael Longaker, MD, MBA (Stanford University) Local injection of verteporfin to promote wound repair via regeneration without scarring in primary cleft lip repair Drug
Phillip Messersmith, PhD (UC Berkeley) and Ellen Heber-Katz, PhD (Lankenau Institute for Medical Research) Drug induced periodontal regeneration Drug
Jon-Paul Pepper, MD (Stanford University) Drug loaded, bioprinted fibrin scaffolds for use during cranial nerve repair surgery Drug-Device
Teeth/​Dental Pulp
Luiz Bertassoni, DDS, PhD (Oregon Health and Science University)/​Pamela Yelick, PhD (Tufts University) REGEndogel: A Bioinspired Hydrogel System for Endodontic Therapy Device
Steven Bloembergen, PhD (GreenMark Biomedical) Targeted Remineralization Treatment Using Mineral Loaded Starch Nanoparticle Device
Juan Taboas, PhD/​Herb Ray, DMD (University of Pittsburgh) Commercialization of Vital-Dent Device
Temporomandibular Joint
Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD (University of Southern California) Novel drug candidate for therapy of arthritis of the temporomandibular joint Drug

Currently Supported ITP Portfolio


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