TEMPLE INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND ENGINEERING (TIME)
The mission of the Temple Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME) is to initiate, support and coordinate high-impact interdisciplinary and translational research and education that will generate significant Regenerative Medicine and Engineering-related basic and translational scientific knowledge, technology, and products. At the same time, TIME will serve as a university-wide vehicle for stimulating growth and productivity of diverse collaborative research efforts amongst the various stakeholders throughout the entire Temple University Community and operate as a recognizable umbrella organization for scientific, educational and outreach connections locally, regionally, and beyond.
A Message from Peter I. Lelkes, PhD, Director, Laura H. Carnell Professor, Temple Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering
Welcome to the Temple Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME) Website. TIME has been established as a living bridge between the Health Sciences Campus and the Main Campus. Housed in the School of Medicine, TIME focuses on Regenerative Medicine (RM) and Tissue Engineering (TE), two related concepts used to describe some of today’s most advanced and promising approaches that synergistically link Medicine and Engineering in an interdisciplinary effort to replace, repair, and restore the function of diseased tissues and organs.
Notable advances include the use of tissue engineered skin for treating burns and chronic wounds, replacement of trachea and blood vessels, repair of bone and cartilage and, most recently, successful implantation of regenerated whole organs, such as heart, lung, liver, kidney. Further progress in this rapidly moving field will require synergistic collaborations between diverse disciplines of engineering (biomedical, materials, mechanical, and chemical), basic sciences (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and immunology) and medicine. In addition, a comprehensive approach requires the participation of individuals with expertise in bioethics, law, and business.
Taken together, the development of TIME will place Temple University in the forefront of national universities pursuing excellence in Regenerative Medicine and Bioengineering.
Temple Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME)
3420 N. Broad Street
Medical Research Building
Philadelphia, PA 19140