Rooted in ground-breaking tissue regeneration and biomaterial advances made at the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration (CCR) develops treatments for wounds and defects of the face and skull that restore function and appearance. Representing many scientific disciplines and interests, our team is dedicated to exploring all aspects of the varied and complex craniofacial region. The CCR's dynamic approach draws upon the expertise of scientists, from cell and molecular biologists, polymer chemists and material scientists to bioengineers, imaging experts and clinicians. The CCR encourages the transfer of developed technologies and treatments to enable new biotechnology ventures. Recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a translational resource center bears this out, demonstrating how the work of centers, such as the CCR, ultimately can improve the lives of patients by bridging the gap between basic science and clinical treatments.
Center for Craniofacial Regeneration Mission
The CCR is dedicated to the development of technologies and clinical therapies for craniofacial repair and regeneration. Our University of Pittsburgh designated Center of Excellence is a global leader in this rapidly developing field. Our strength lies in the synergistic approach to translational research by clinicians, engineers and basic scientists. To meet these challenges, the CCR strives to foster multidisciplinary approaches to regenerate mineralized and soft tissues of craniofacial structures and employ tissue engineered strategies such as cellular therapies, biomaterials and mechanobiology. Our innovation has resulted in new and unique technologies developed by CCR members.
Supporting regenerative medicine in dental, oral and craniofacial technologies