Human Spare Parts is a research program hosted by BioMediTech Research Institute, which in turn is run by the University of Tampere, Finland, and the Tampere University of Technology, Finland.
The Human Spare Parts program began in 2011, although joint research activities in the area of regenerative medicine and supporting technologies have been ongoing prior to this for several years. The goal is to study and develop stem cell based solutions for tissue defects, and find new treatments for bone, neural, retinal and cardiac diseases and traumas. With over 25 treated patients and the largest bone deficiency treatments in the world, human spare parts is the forerunners in stem cell research.
The human spare parts program contains high level stem cell research and multiple engineering disciplines under the same roof. The reseach group has several years of experience in mutual collaboration in order to develop novel innovations for the field of regenerative medicine. This extensive know-how in regenerative medicine and research infrastructure ranging from human stem cells through biomaterials to micro-environments and imaging can also be utilized by the companies and other research groups.