Regenerative Medicine

Futurized goes beneath the trends to track the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics and the environment. I’m your host, Trond Arne Undheim, futurist and author.

In episode #120 of the podcast, the topic is: Regenerative Medicine. Our guest is Giuseppe Perale, Professor, USI, Founder, IBI SA.

In this conversation, we talk about regenerative medicine’s path from scientific discipline to a commercial field. We touch on the true meaning of regenerative which means repair to heal, translational medicine, tissue engineering, stem cells, biofabrication, longevity, the healthspan/lifespan debate and the debacle around the safety and innovation in medical devices.

The host of this podcast, Trond Arne Undheim, Ph.D is the author of Health Tech: Rebooting Society’s Software, Hardware and Mindset–published by Routledge in 2021, Future Tech: How to Capture Value from Disruptive industry Trends–published by Kogan Page in 2021, Pandemic Aftermath: how Coronavirus changes Global Society and Disruption Games: How to Thrive on Serial Failure (2020)–both published by Atmosphere Press in 2020, Leadership From Below: How the Internet Generation Redefines the Workplace by Lulu Press in 2008. For an overview, go to Trond’s Books at

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Trond’s takeaway: Regenerative medicine is not just about longevity, this quest to extend humanity towards eternity, it is about something more mundane, but also fundamentally more important, in my mind, which is to avoid unwanted suffering.

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