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Mayo Clinic investigators receive awards from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota

Several Mayo Clinic investigators received 2018 Education and Biobusiness/Biotechnology Awards from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota.

The Minnesota Legislature allocated resources to fund Regenerative medicine Minnesota in 2014 to improve the health of Minnesotans by advancing regenerative medicine therapies. Grants are awarded to individuals working to accelerate medical research and to developers of technology and biobusinesses across the state. Education grants are awarded to recruit, train and retain the next generation of health care workers and researchers in the field of generative medicine.


Zachary Resch, Ph.D. (ENDO '01), manager, Research Operations, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of medicine

Biotechnology Equipment Instrumentation Award

"Increased Application of Novel Regenerative Therapeutics Achieved Through Integrated cGMP Process Development Optimization"

Summary: With the acquisition of a clinical-grade cell sorter, the Regenerative Medicine Biotrust will further the integration and optimization of process development and cGMP manufacturing platforms and provide increased access to regenerative therapies.


Saranya Wyles, M.D., Ph.D. (CTSA '17, MED '17, I '18, MDPH '19, DERM '21)
Department of Dermatology
"Building and Retaining Next-Generation Physician Workforce in Regenerative Medicine and Surgery in Minnesota: Mission to 2025"

Satsuki Yamada, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, assistant professor of medicine

Biotechnology Equipment/Instrumentation Award

"Multi-Modal Imaging Platform for Monitoring Regenerative Therapy"

Summary: This proposal aims to establish a state-of-the-art ultrasound platform with photoacoustic technology specialized for regenerative therapies. The platform will be used in more than 25 research projects at Mayo Clinic as well as educational activities for the next generation across the state of Minnesota.

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