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 mesenchymal stem cells 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
Brad Amendt, PhD (University of Iowa & NaturemIRI, LLC) MicroRNA Mediated Alveolar Ridge Preservation and Augmentation Device
William Giannobile, DDS, DMedSc (Harvard University) Abaloparatide to Treat Alveolar Bone Loss for Dental Implant Reconstruction Biologic‑Device
Periodontal Tissues
Peter Alff, PhD Immunomodulatory Strategies to Treat Periodontal Disease Biologic
Song Li, PhD (University of California Los Angeles) Immunomodulatory periodontal microneedle patch for tissue regeneration - periodontal tissues, drug-device Drug-Device
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)
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
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 Drug‑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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