Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Centre for Biological Engineering

remedi, the 'Regenerative Medicine - A New Industry' Grand Challenge

CBE staff in laboratory

remedi, the 'Regenerative Medicine - A New Industry' Grand Challenge, was a multi-site, interdisciplinary programme to demonstrate how established science can be transformed into profitable commercial practice and affordable regenerative medicine therapies, while developing the science of manufacture.

By addressing the scientific, technical, business and regulatory issues it aimed to make a key contribution to the growth of regenerative medicine as an industry and unlock its potential to contribute to next generation healthcare delivery and the UK economy.

Its objectives were to (i) create and demonstrate reproducible cost effective processes for the scalable production of cells, scaffolds and tissue products, focussed on process automation, process instrumentation and control, (ii) determine a user and market perspective and ways in which UK regulation and policy can support industry growth in regenerative medicine and its supply chain (iii) construct a community that generates a shared vision for the industry and its future products.

Funding bodies

Project dates / duration

September 2005 - September 2011

Project team



Dr Paul Hourd: P.Hourd@lboro.ac.uk, 01509 564890

Project outputs / results

building a viable regenerative medicine industry - a guide for stakeholders, Edited: Williams, D.J., Archer, J.R., Dent, A., February 2012, pp1-95, ISBN 978-1-907382-18-5, Pub: Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University
Contact Paul Hourd (see above) for more information.


Staff portal (restricted) »

EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre Regenerative Medicine logo

State-of-the-art facility

The facility is made up of a suite of Class 2 laboratories for cell growth, a bioelectrical facility and an analytical suite to service all laboratories.

Find out more about the Centre's facilities »