The National Eye Institute (NEI) has established an Office of Regenerative Medicine to help speed up the progress of developing regenerative medicine for eye diseases, according to a press release.
The new office will bring scientists together across research institutions, the National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies.
"Innovations in cellular and molecular reprogramming are driving a wave of potential therapies for eye disease," said Steven Becker, PhD, director of the NEI Office of Regenerative Medicine, in the statement. "The goal of our office is to help vision scientists ride this wave, steering research advances toward clinical application."
Read the full press release here.