BioBridge adds orthopedic surgeon to regenerative medicine advisory board

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San Antonio-based nonprofit BioBridge Global has added orthopedic surgeon Michael J. Yaszemski, MD, PhD, to its regenerative medicine advisory board.

Dr. Yaszemski is a professor of biomedical engineering at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and director of its biomaterials and tissue engineering laboratory. He previously served as chair of the FDA Center for Devices and Radiologic Health Advisory Committee and is a current member of the FDA Science Board.

He is retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general and served in the office of the Air Force Surgeon General and the office of the president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., before retiring in 2013.

Dr. Yaszemski earned both is bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a PhD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

Chris Mason, PhD, co-founder and chief science officer at gene-therapy company AvroBio based in Cambridge, Mass., will also be joining Dr. Yaszemski on the BioBridge board.

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