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proudly present

BIOTECH NIGHT featuring Dr. Tony Atala on Thursday, December 7th!


Dr. Atala will be sharing some of the amazing advancements in regenerative medicine. The entire world will benefit from the work that is being done at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. We are extremely proud that Dr. Atala and his team are part of our innovative community.

The evening will also feature information about The Dioko Fund and The Biotechnology Workforce.


Dioko Ventures targets early stage investment opportunities with a focus on healthcare and technology.



The National Center BiotechnologyWorkforce will host a panel to talk about getting the next generation ready for the biotech workforce, and the skills that they will need.

About Dr. Atala:

Dr. Atala is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine. His current work focuses on growing new human cells, tissues, and organs. He is Editor-in-Chief of Stem Cells Translational Medicine and Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy. In 2011 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He was featured in U.S. News & World Report as 1 of 14 Pioneers of Medical Progress in the 21st Century. He has received many awards for his work, including the 2013 Edison Science Award, the 2016 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award, and the R&D 2016 Innovator of the Year Award.  More than 14 applications of technologies developed in his laboratory have been used clinically. He is the editor of 20 books, has published more than 500 journal articles, and has applied for or received more than 200 national and international patents.

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