Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society

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Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society
Logo of TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society)
Abbreviation TERMIS
Formation 2005
Type INGO 503(c)(3)[1]
Purpose medical research
Region served
Official language
Stephen Badylak (University of Pittsburgh)
Website http://www.termis.org/

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society is an international learned society. Its goal is the worldwide advancement of both the science and technology of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.[1]

History and structure[edit]

TERMIS was established by merging some existing societies having the same purpose: TESI (Tissue Engineering Society International), ETES (European Tissue Engineering Society) and other Asiatic organizations.[2]

The society is organised in three continental chapters: Asia-Pacifico, Europe and North America. The incorporation of thematic groups into the general structure of TERMIS is a recommendation of the society. These thematic groups include: Developmental biology; Scaffolds and matrix biomaterials; Bioprinting, Biofabrication, Bioreactors, Bioprocessing; Inflammation and immunity; Imaging; Cell sourcing and manipulation; Pre-clinical protocols; Clinical trials; and Infrastructure - regulatory, health economics, ethics.[3]


The mission of TERMIS is accomplished through regular meetings, publications and other forms of communication.


  • World congress: Every three years.
    • 2006 "Regenerate". Pittsburgh, PA, USA. April 25–27, 2006
    • 2009 "Science and Technology for Patients!" Seoul, South Korea. August 31 - September 3, 2009
    • 2012 Vienna, Austria. September 5–8, 2012


TERMIS publishs quarterly a newsletter, interLink, for its members to keep them abreast of developments in the field. Tissue Engineering is the official journal of the society and it is published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.


  • Rui L. Reis (President-Elect), 2016-2018
  • David F. Williams, 2013-2015
  • Stephen Badylak, 2010-2012
  • Jöns Hilborn, 2008-2009
  • Alan J. Russell, 2005-2007

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b TERMIS By-Laws
  2. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=H44TTI5KE7MC&pg=PA8 Advances in tissue engineering. Editors: Julia M. Polak, Sakis Mantalaris, Sian E. Harding. Imperial College Press, 2008. ISBN 1-84816-182-4. Page 8
  3. ^ Thematic groups. TERMIS.

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