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Our very own MPWRM Resource Center Principal Investigator, Dr. Will Giannobile, is featured on the latest episode of “Legends” podcast. Dr. Giannobile’s journey from Missouri to his pioneering work in tissue engineering is explored, shedding light on the role of molecular growth factors and becoming dean of one of the most prestigious dental schools in the world. Dr. Giannobile talks about the transformative shifts in periodontal treatment, health economics, and the imminent role of AI in shaping the future of dentistry.
Organoids have now been created from stem cells to secrete the proteins that form dental enamel, the substance that protects teeth from damage and decay. A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the University of Washington in Seattle led this effort.
“This is a critical first step to our long-term goal to develop stem cell-based treatments to repair damaged teeth and regenerate those that are lost,” said Hai Zhang, professor of restorative dentistry at the UW School of Dentistry and one of the co-authors of the paper describing the research. Click to read more.
Across the lifespan, there is a strong connection between dental health and overall health. But the nature of that connection — the specific challenges and risks — changes over time. An infographic from CareQuest Institute summarizes research on these connections, from pregnancy through older adulthood.
ITP PI, Luiz Bertassoni, Head of Lab Where Oregon Scientists are 3D Printing Their Way to a Healthier Future for us All
MPWRM Resource Center and DOCTRC highlighted in the keynote talk at NIDCR’s 75th anniversary event, NIDCR at 75: Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future
The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) has issued its much-anticipated SBIR Contract Solicitation. See below for topic areas. Some topics are only Direct to Phase II while others are FastTrack. Phase I proposals will not be accepted. The solicitation invites proposals in the following areas:
- ARPA-H 01 – Novel telehealth instruments for assessing pediatric well-being.
- ARPA-H 02 – Microneedle-based patches and digital patch interfaces for remote and real-time transdermal drug delivery and chronic disease management.
- ARPA-H 03 – Robotics for autonomous soft tissue surgery.
- ARPA-H 04 – Intra-operative contrast agents.
- ARPA-H 05 – Scale-Up: Transition disruptive technologies from proof-of-concept prototypes to commercially scalable and deployable technologies.
Deadline for questions: June 12
Deadline for receipt: July 3
RevBio Receives ISO 13485 Certification for its Quality Management System
ITP PI, Luiz Bertassoni, Head of Lab Where Oregon Scientists are 3D Printing Their Way to a Healthier Future for us All
ITP Principal Investigator, Dr. Pamela Yelick (Tufts University) was named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest scientific society! Congratulations! Check out the news release from Tufts University on this announcement.
NSF: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Open: January 16, 2023
Proposal Due: February 21, 2023
Program Guidelines: NSF 23-519
The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program (MRI Program Website) serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation’s institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations.
Don’t miss the Monday, January 30 deadline to apply for the following
- AADOCR Student Research Fellowships – January 30, 2023
- IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award – January 30, 2023
- IADR Osteology Foundation New Investigator Award in Oral Tissue Regeneration – January 30, 2023
- IADR Smile Train Cleft Research Award – January 30, 2023
Preventing muscle atrophy – Harvard scientists have developed an adhesive that makes muscles move.
One of our ITP teams, Ostiio, LLC, has been awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $300,000 to advance research & development of their smart, fully subcutaneous distraction system. This award, building on the work previously supported by the ITP and NSF, is aimed to demonstrate that a miniaturized implant continues to achieve clinically defined expansion force requirements in an expanded set of use cases. Congratulations!
Bioengineers have developed a mechanically active adhesive named MAGENTA, which functions as a soft robotic device able to extend and contract muscles from the outside. In an animal model, MAGENTA successfully prevented and supported the recovery from muscle atrophy.
“Osteoporotic fractures greatly reduce quality of life, and immobilization following a fracture can lead to further bone loss, which puts patients at risk for breaking another bone. To help patients recover quicker, RevBio developed a potential new therapeutic device, a patented bone adhesive called Tetranite®, that promotes bone growth. In an investigation launching on SpaceX’s 26th Commercial Resupply Services mission (SpaceX CRS-26), the company will examine how well Tetranite® works to regenerate new bone during spaceflight.”
Check out the podcast, “The Next ReGeneration”. On the third episode, Daniel Thoma talks about the highly controversial topic of preclinical research, how it has changed over time, where there is still value in conducting preclinical research, and where it has been replaced.
“Amend Surgical, Inc., an Alachua-based medical device company, announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with the Institute for Commercialization of Florida Technology (the Florida Institute) along with being awarded a substantial product development funding from The Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine (MPWRM) Resource Center.”
Our Partner at C-DOCTOR, Bridget Samuels, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, presented Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration Consortium (DOCTRC)” at the hybrid 51st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADOCR, held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), online and onsite in Atlanta, GA, on March 24, 2022.
Americans’ oral health has improved over the last two decades, but disparities in oral health have stubbornly persisted and pose a major global public health threat, write National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Director Rena N. D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D., Acting Science Advisor to the President and former National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., in a new perspective published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
ITP team GreenMark Biomedical secures follow-on investment of $830,000 in equity financing in the form of convertible notes in anticipation of a Series A financing in 2022. Congratulations!
ITP PI, Dr. Steve Little selected as a member of the 2021 Fellow class of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors. Congratulations!
Mark your calendars and join us for the first DOCTRC Innovator Networking Series event on Oct 26, 2021, 3PM Eastern.
Congratulations to ITP GreenMark Biomedical! GreenMark was recognized as a2021 Best of Class Technology Award Winner!
The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. Using a rigorous, merit-based process, we identify innovators with the greatest potential to create transformative solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges.
- FY23 Solicitations:
- Submission window for Phase I/Phase II proposals in 2023:
- November 22, 2022 — March 1, 2023
- March 2, 2023 — July 5, 2023
- July 6, 2023 — November 1, 2023
SENS Research Foundation regularly funds external research with potential to accelerate the development of rejuvenation biotechnology. Applicants for financial support will be expected to clearly indicate the specific SENS target(s) addressed and explain how their proposed research would further progress toward therapies that remove, repair, replace, or render harmless that target. All proposals are reviewed and selected by our Research Development Committee (RDC), and its decisions are ratified by our Board of Directors. The RDC convenes quarterly. Submission due dates are as follows:
- First Quarter review: by February 1st
- Second Quarter review: by May 1st
- Third Quarter review: by August 1st
- Fourth Quarter review: by November 1st
Behind every life-changing solution is an entrepreneurial scientist–a creative mind who developed an idea in the lab and dared to carry it out in the world.
To encourage more scientists to translate their research, BioInnovation Institute (BII) & Science host an annual award.
Up to three winners will have their essays published in Science magazine and will be invited into BII’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive a prize of USD 25,000 and each finalist will receive USD 10,000 at a grand award celebration in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The call for applications has just opened.
Apply before November 1, 2023
Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Abstract submission for our Joint Large Clinical Grant programme is open now. From 1 September until 15 November 2023 abstracts by well-established researchers/research-groups with a clinical focus on oral maxillofacial tissue regeneration topics are being accepted.
John Templeton Foundation: The Life Sciences portfolio supports research and engagement projects on such questions. We are particularly interested in applications that seek novel and fundamental insights into the meaning and significance of life processes, by which we can better understand humanity’s place within nature. We support experimental and theoretical work on a broad range of areas and topics, including origins of life, complexity, emergence, evolution, human development, and ecological health and interventions.
Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa): Partnership for Innovation Research Projects (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NIH SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program Technical Assistance and Late Stage Development now open
The Notice of Funding Opportunity aims to facilitate the transition of previously or currently funded SBIR and STTR Phase II and Phase IIB projects to the commercialization stage by providing additional support for technical assistance and later stage research and development (R&D) not typically supported through Phase II or Phase IIB grants or contracts. This may include independent replication of key studies, Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies, clinical studies, manufacturing costs, regulatory assistance, or a combination of services. Although a significant amount of the work in a CRP award may be subcontracted to other institutions, the Small Business Concern (SBC) is expected to maintain oversight and management of the R&D throughout the award.
(Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(Clinical Trial Required)
NIDCR Guidance on Applications for Investigator – Initiated Clinical Trials
Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Small Businesses – SBIR/STTR (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
HEAL Initiative: Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective PainTreatment (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00 Clinical Trial Required)
NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00 Basic Experimental Studies Involving Humans Required)
NIDCR Dentist Scientist Career Transition Award for Intramural Investigators (K22 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NIDCR Dentist Scientist Career Transition Award for Intramural Investigators (K22 Clinical Trial Required)
NIDCR Dentist Scientist Career Transition Award for Intramural Investigators (K22 Basic Experimental Studies Involving Humans Required)
Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Mentored Career Development Awards to Foster the Careers of Investigators Pursuing Research Related to Down syndrome as Part of the INCLUDE Project
The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIH Research Project Grants on Down Syndrome (R01) for the INCLUDE (Investigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndrome) Project
From October 11-14, 2023, in the vibrant city of Seattle, Washington, we will gather for networking, education, and continued growth in the Biomedical Engineering field. The BMES Annual Meeting is a premier event centered around topics and discussions specific to our community. The theme of this year’s meeting is focused on the convergence of three pillars essential to our field’s success: Science, Technology, and Social Transformation.
The ASBMR Annual Meeting is the world’s largest and most diverse meeting in the bone, mineral and musculoskeletal research field, attracting more than 2,000 attendees from more than 60 countries, including clinicians and researchers, representing all career levels and specializing in a variety of disciplines.
The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 13-16, 2023.
The 2023 AABB Annual Meeting will bring blood and biotherapies professionals together to share cutting-edge research, unique perspectives, networking with colleagues and practice-changing solutions. We look forward to seeing you at #AABB23.
The American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Annual Session will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, October 16-19, 2023. The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology aims to promote and advance radiology in dentistry, as well as provide a forum for communication among its members, the healthcare community, and the public.
Join for a full day covering the latest developments regarding differences in regulatory aspects of cell therapy and regenerative medicine, cell therapy manufacturing, translational application of regenerative products, and target identification for gene therapy.
See link below for updated meeting information and costs.
The 2022 ADEA Deans’ Conference is an opportunity to Renew, Rejuvenate and Reconnect. We will hear from colleagues who have “reinvented” themselves multiple times within their careers and learn how they re-energize. We will learn from colleagues in other health professions about how leaders can take a systems-level approach to creating environments that optimize wellbeing for students, faculty, staff and administrators.
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.
November 9 @ 8:00 am: AAP/AAP Foundation/Osteology Foundation Regeneration Symposium: The Past, Present and Future of Bone Augmentation
AAP/AAP Foundation/Osteology Foundation Regeneration Symposium: The Past, Present, and Future of Bone Augmentation
This session offers a comprehensive exploration of bone augmentation, covering its historical evolution, current practices, and future trends. Renowned national and international experts will share their insights and expertise, providing attendees with a well-rounded understanding of this topic. Through a combination of presentations and discussions, participants will gain valuable knowledge that can enhance their clinical decision-making and patient outcomes.
The ORS Annual Meeting brings the orthopaedic community together for four days of workshops, learning sessions, networking, and advocacy. In addition to the education and fun, attendees can also learn from industry partners about the latest product innovations in orthopaedics. Finally, it is a great time to visit Long Beach and help ORS commemorate 70 years of research to advance musculoskeletal health for patients and families.
The AAOS Annual Meeting is where the trusted leaders in musculoskeletal health meet! Make the most of this industry-leading educational event to expand your knowledge and strengthen your skills, February 13-17, 2024 in San Francisco, CA at the Moscone Center!
Be sure to return to Chicago’s McCormick Place West Building, Feb. 22 – 24, 2024, for a whole new program presented by the Leader in Scientific Dental Meetings. See the latest in dental innovations from in our Exhibit Hall.
Plans are already under way to again provide you the very best dental meeting. Check this site throughout the year as we provide more details on the 2024 Midwinter Meeting. Registration begins Nov. 1, 2023. See the website for updated registration costs.
Join us for the ADEA session in New Orleans!
Join us for three days of scientific presentations, hands-on training, commercial exhibits and networking opportunities.This event attracts oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists and general practitioners from around the world.
The Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting is hosted by The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). The meeting offers the opportunity for the medical genetics community to come together and learn the about latest research, therapies and practical implementation. The 2024 ACMG Meeting will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Center * Toronto, Canada on March 12-16, 2024. More information to follow!
Abstract & Session Proposal Submission Sites Open: July 11, 2023
Session Proposal Submission Close: September 27, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PT
Abstract Submission Close: October 17, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PT
Presenter Pre-registration Deadline: January 11, 2024
There’s nothing like in-person educational and social events to recharge, refresh, and refill your sails. And there’s no better place than at the 40th Annual AACD Scientific Session in National Harbor, Maryland, April 3-6, 2024.
The AAE’s annual meeting continues to be the most comprehensive endodontic education summit, vendor exhibition and networking opportunity in the world! Mark your calendars for April 2024! More information will be released in 2023!
Dental hygienists from across the nation come together for three+ days of exploration, education and discovery to learn about the most relevant topics shaping the future of dental hygiene. Experience a seamless blend of outstanding clinical, practical, academic and industry-leading expertise addressing the core issues and practice of dental hygiene.