National Science Foundation, Room 375, Arlington, VA
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored this Workshop on Stem Cell Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering on February 1-2, 2007 at the National Science Foundation. The goals of the workshop were to bring together the thought leaders in these fields to access the state-of-the-art, to define the opportunities and challenges that are being faced, and to discern how the two communities in Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering can collaborate to accelerate and advance the scientific process with emphasis on clinical development. An important objective of this workshop was to bring together stem cell and tissue engineering/regenerative medicine researchers to help build better connections between these two communities. The results of the workshop may also be useful to the Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES) Interagency Working Group (IWG) in which NIH, NSF and other Federal agencies participate.