The Houston Entrepreneurs' Forum was organized in 1985 to promote entrepreneurship among its members as well as the general public. It meets for breakfast the last Tuesday of each month. It provides an excellent opportunity to listen to a successful entrepreneur share their experiences and to network with individuals interested in entrepreneurship.
The Houston Entrepreneurs’ Forum is pleased to announce that Michael C. Riddle Jr. MD, Founder of Riddle Institute for Regenerative Medicine will be our speaker on March 31, 2015. Dr. Riddle is a Regenerative Medicine Doctor and inventor. In April 2013, Michael started the Riddle Institute with Dr. Joan Nichols and Dr. Joaquin Cortiella from UTMB to create new solutions to difficult medical problems using the tissue engineering technology he developed.
Michael started working in UTMB’s regenerative medicine laboratory during his third year of medical school. He was the first to build a large lung bioreactor to grow large pig and human lungs. Michael also designed and built and aortic value bioreactor that is currently being used at Mayo Clinic. He is currently working on new technologies to grow pancreas and kidneys. Michael also developed a stem cell factor based wound treatment currently used in the veterinary market that he is trying to move into the human market.
Michael is an Eagle Scout and US Navy veteran who served as a Hospital Corpsman and Advanced Lab Tech. He has degrees from The George Washington University, Thomas A. Edison State College and UTMB School of Medicine.
Come hear a fascinating talk about Dr. Riddle’s work with lung research and the future of regenerative medicine.