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Join us for Café Scientifique

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.

3/4/2017 to 8/6/2019

Join us for Café Scientifique on Mon., Aug., 5


Ron Jankowski Ron Jankowski
Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Cook MyoSite

Cell Therapy: From Research to Reality

What if we could harness the body’s natural ability to heal itself? Learn how a Pittsburgh-based company is leading the world in turning personalized, regenerative medicine from research into reality. On Aug. 5, join Ron Jankowski, PhD, Vice President of Scientific Affairs at Cook MyoSite Inc., as he discusses the concept of regenerative medicine, what it means for the future of healthcare, and how some companies are offering look-a-like treatments without FDA approval.

Cook MyoSite’s technology is based off research conducted during the late 1990s at the University of Pittsburgh. The lab research focused on the cells responsible for the regeneration and regrowth of muscle. It was this research that led to the formation of Cook MyoSite in 2002. Since then, they have been dedicated to the translation of technology related to the transplantation of skeletal muscle cells for the treatment of a variety of disorders.

Ron Jankowski has been with Cook MyoSite since its founding and has more than 15 years’ experience in translational medical and biologic product development. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, master’s degree in bioengineering, and doctoral degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Ron has authored and coauthored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, book chapters, and abstracts involving a wide variety of cellular-based applications. He leads the development programs for current products, investigates new indications for existing products, and evaluates the formation of strategic research partnerships to expand the Cook MyoSite product pipeline with a focus on translational research.  Ron is also actively involved in community promotion of innovation and entrepreneurism.

Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7–9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open from 6–7:30 pm

Although this event is free, we ask that you register opens in a new window so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.

A la carte menu:

  • Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
  • Chips and cookies
  • Bottled Beverages
  • Beer and wine

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