Commercialization of regenerative medicine: learning from spin-outs

Rejuvenation Res. 2013 Apr;16(2):164-70. doi: 10.1089/rej.2013.1423.


Abstract The meeting "Commercialization of Your Regenerative Medicine Research: Lessons from Spin Out Successes" was hosted by the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR) (Oxford, UK) at the University of Oxford in February, 2013, and attracted a multi-stakeholder audience spanning academia and industry. The event featured case studies from Gregg Sando, CEO, Cell Medica (London, UK), John Sinden, CSO, Reneuron (Guilford, UK), and Paul Kemp, CEO and CSO, Intercytex (Manchester, UK). OBR is a student-led initiative with over 7000 members across eight different UK and US locations with a mission to foster a conversation about the healthcare and life sciences industry. Here we review the main themes of the meeting and the major questions facing the regenerative medicine industry and its rapidly emerging subsets of cellular and gene therapies. Notably, we discuss the compatibility of regenerative therapies to the existing healthcare infrastructure, biomanufacturing challenges (including scalability and comparability), and the amenability of regenerative therapies to existing reimbursement and investment models. Furthermore, we reiterate key words of advice from seasoned industry leaders intended to accelerate the translation path from lab bench to the marketplace.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy / economics
  • Commerce / economics*
  • Humans
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations / economics
  • Regenerative Medicine / economics*
  • Tissue Engineering / economics
  • Wound Healing


  • Pharmaceutical Preparations