BME Core faculty Dr. Sangamesh Kumbar has received the Connecticut Regenerative Medicine Research Established Investigator Award for his research.
His research focuses on treatment of rotator cuff injuries. Rotator cuff tears are a common and debilitating injury in the US and around the world. Current surgical techniques often fall short of optimal healing and recovery. Our research focuses on the development of a bioactive fiber based tendon augmentation device to mimic the natural tendon healing process. The potential application of this technology promises to drastically improve tendon tear treatments and outcomes.