The Johns Hopkins Translational Tissue Engineering Center, TTEC, was founded in 2010 as a joint venture between the Wilmer Eye Institute and the Department of Biomedical Engineering to establish a focus in research, education, and industrial development in the field of regenerative medicine. Building on the excellence of Hopkins clinical and engineering environments, the mission of TTEC is to educate and train tomorrow’s leaders in regenerative medicine and accelerate delivery of regenerative medicine technologies to patients. Research programs in TTEC are studying fundamental materials science, engineering, and biology along with a spectrum of enabling technologies for advancing regenerative medicine translation in nearly every clinical field.

The Johns Hopkins University Translational Tissue Engineering Center (TTEC), formed in 2009, occupies the 5th floor (~17,000 sq ft) of the new state of the art Smith Building located on the School of Medicine East Baltimore campus. There are 5 Core Smith TTEC faculty that currently reside in the Smith Building in an open floor plan designed to enhance interdisciplinary research.  Lab bench space covers 6700 sq ft and core facilities 3000 sq ft.  TTEC core facilities include molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microscopy, mechanical testing, and cell culture.  In addition to TTEC facilities, JHU Medicine and Engineering have numerous core research facilities that provide fee for service use of equipment such as scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, microarray, mass spectrometry/proteomics, nuclear magnetic resonance, etc.