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

GSA Business publishes article about Dr. Dan Simionescu and Dr. Kevin Taaffe receiving the Harriet and Jerry Dempsey awards. To view the article "Clemson researcher aims to improve heart valves, arteries" please click here.

Dr. Dan Simionescu and Dr. Kevin Taaffe co-author an article for the Upstate Business Journal. To view the article "University-industry collaboration will take S.C. economy to the next level" please click here .



Drs. Dan and Agneta Simionescu were invited to the Presidents' box for the Clemson vs. Notre Dame football game as "professors of the game."


Dr. Dan Simionescu received the Harriet and Jerry Dempsey CU/GHS Bioengineering Professorship Award for his collaborative work with GHS clinicians.

Click here to read more about the award and CU/GHS collaboration.



The BTRL and the Department of Bioengineering has hosted the following Page Morton Hunter or Dayton C. Riddle Distinguished Seminar Series Invited Speakers:

  • Professor David F Williams – Wake Forrest
  • Professor Art Coury – Northeastern University
  • Professor Kelvin Brockbank – Tissue Testing Technologies LLC
  • Professor Bruce Bunnell – Tulane University
  • Professor Elena Aikawa – Harvard University
  • Professor Peter Zilla – University of Cape Town
  • Professor Jeff Morgan – Brown University
  • Professor Donald Ingber – Harvard University
  • Professor Rob Gourdie – Virginia Tech
  • Professor Jane Grande-Allen – Rice University
  • Professor Gabor Forgacs – Modern Meadows Inc
  • Professor Jeff Gimble – Tulane University

Dr. Dan Simionescu was elected Executive Board Member of the ISACB


The first issue of Challenges in Regenerative Medicine has been published online.

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August, 2014

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