The field of regenerative medicine offers tantalizing hope for the repair and replacement of damaged organs and tissues, with the ultimate goal of restoring normal tissue function. This field represents an enormous range of biological, chemical and biophysical technologies that harness the restorative properties of living materials, especially human cells, to produce new molecular and cellular medicines, diagnostics, devices and healthcare research tools. The goal of this Biochemical Society Annual Symposium was to explore the key biochemical determinants of tissue regeneration, and we highlight the contribution of biochemistry to this emerging field of regenerative medicine.

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