EPSRC - Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Regenerative Medicine

EPSRC-MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine

DTC-pageThe Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Regenerative Medicine builds upon strong track records at Loughborough, Nottingham and Keele in the development and provision of training at the doctoral level providing critical mass and meeting strategic national needs. The programme was originally funded by a £7.2 million EPSRC grant to equip 60 PhD students with cutting-edge skills at the life science / engineering interface with over £10 million being invested in the development of purpose built laboratory space and equipment. An additional £3.5 million was secured jointly from EPSRC and MRC to extend and expand the programme to 2022 for a further 50 students.

Find out more about the CDT (external site)


Selected CDT Projects:

  • Attaching muscle to bone: Engineering the enthesis
  • Developing scalable and standardised manufacturing methods for human multipotent stem cells
  • Effects of mechanical stimulation on tissue engineered constructs
  • Exploring the improvement of human cell cryopreservation
  • Label-free, non-invasive imaging of live cell attachment
  • Non-invasive image analysis for process analytical technology (PAT) approaches to cell-based therapy manufacturing
  • Regenerative medicine approaches to treating corneal blindness
  • Regenerative medicine value systems: Managing costs and risks
  • Quantification of variation in biological input materials and its effect on clinical outcome and manufacture
  • Using clinical demand and technological solutions to accelerate the adoption of mesenchymal stem cell based therapies for simultaneous indications