4. Regenerative treatments applied to ageing

Regenerative treatments applied to ageing is a very promising field. Elena Martínez, of the IBEC, reviewed the development of human heart builds that work like tissue, allowing for cardiac regeneration.

“We have to remember that cardiac diseases are the number one cause of death and morbidity in the world. And that heart tissue has minimal capacity to repair itself, so we need technology that promotes either repair or regeneration: engineering heart tissue allows us to generate 3D myocardial tissue to repair damaged areas,” she summed up.

As for Núria Montserrat, of the IBEC, she went over the state of organ regeneration, which may have hope for regenerative medicine. Research is focused on combining pluripotent stem cells in animal models for in vivo reprogramming and regeneration and on tissue engineering.