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With the annual meeting of the European Assocation of Urology (EAU) starting in Vienna next week, Pieter Droppert’s post on Biotech Strategy Blog is very timely.

He discusses recent urology clinical research in which new urethras were successfully tissue engineered using cell culture techniques, and then implanted back into five young Mexican boys.  The research is a world first and, while experimental, is further progress on the route towards regenerating organs such as kidneys and livers.

Pieter concludes: “Regenerative medicine is an exciting area to watch over the next few years.” As to what the impact this may have on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, you’ll have to read the blog post.

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