CUHK InnoHK Centres
Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Restorative Medicine (CNRM)
Director: Professor Patrick Yung
Co-Director: Professor Woody Chan
Non-local Collaborating Institution: Karolinska Institutet
The Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Restorative Medicine (CNRM) is a multi-disciplinary, international consortium devoted to the application of convergent principles and technologies of biomedical science and engineering to restore structure and function to neuromusculoskeletal tissues and organs injured, diseased and degenerated due to aging or trauma, for the maintenance of mobility and enhancement of quality of life through biomedical research and development.
The CNRM combines the talents and expertise in stem cells, biomaterials, 3D bioprinting, tissue engineering, and personalized and translational medicine from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Karolinska Institutet (KI). Five Research Programs will be pursued: (1) Stem Cells and Cell-Based Therapies; (2) Tissue Engineering and 3D Microtissue Modeling; (3) Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms; (4) Preclinical and Clinical Translation; and (5) Enabling Technologies, each consisting of research projects led by investigators from multiple disciplines. The CNRM will build on the infrastructural research capabilities and facilities of CUHK and the research set-up of the KI Hong Kong Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine located at the HKSTP. In addition, talent development at the CNRM will be promoted and enhanced by partnering with the relevant academic education and training programs at CUHK. A rigorous and progressive transition and commercialization as well as industrial partnerships and patient advocacy will be pursued for efficient and effective evaluation and translation of the therapeutic agents, procedures, and technologies derived from CNRM research activities.