BTRL was founded in August of 2006 with the overall mission to provide viable solutions to the treatment of degenerative diseases, focusing on cardiovascular and orthopedic systems. Read More

Clemson University College of Engineering to host Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Research Conference on October 27, 2017. To view the flyer, please click here. To view the conference schedule, please click here.


Lauren Pruett, a recent graduate of the BTRL, received an NSF graduate research fellowship. She will continue her studies as a PhD student at the University of Virginia. To read more about the award, please click here.

A new Open Access Textbook, Physiologic and Pathologic Angiogenesis - Signaling Mechanisms and Targeted Therapy, edited by Drs. Dan and Agneta Simionescu, has been published by InTech publishing. Click here to view the book.

An updated second Edition of Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis - from Embryonic Development to Regenerative Medicine, edited by Drs. Dan and Agneta Simionescu, has been published as an Open Access Textbook by InTech publishing. Since 2011, the book has been downloaded 23,837 times. Click here to view the book.

Dr. Simionescu was recently awarded an R56 grant for “Tissue engineering and regeneration of the aortic root” by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Research will focus on using scaffolds, stem cells and bioreactors to regenerate heart valves. Collaborators on the project include: Dr. Jeffrey Gimble and Dr. Bruce Bunnell of Tulane University and LaCell LLC, Dr. Leslie Sierad of Aptus LLC, Dr. Jun Liao of Mississippi State University and Dr. Chris Wright, thoracic surgeon at the Greenville Health System.

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