Module I: Introduction to Regenerative Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine and Response to Injury
  • Main Concept: Repair vs. Regeneration
  • Introduction to Molecular Concepts - Foundations of Cellular Therapies
Module II: Stem Cells
  • Embryonic Stem Cells (ESC)
  • Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC)
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS)
  • The Cellular Microenvironment: Concept of the Cellular Niche
Module III: Cellular Therapy
  • Principles and Foundations
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Ischemic Diseases
  • Autoimmune Diseases
Module IV: Tissue Engineering
  • Principles and Foundations
  • Biomaterials
  • Solutions currently available
Module V: Cryopreservation and Regulatory Considerations
  • Storage of Adult Stem Cells
  • Position of the FDA
  • Local Regulatory Institutions: Do they follow the FDA?
  • Conclusions