AFIRM's Research Programs
The AFIRM is designed to speed the delivery of regenerative medicine therapies to treat our most severely-injured service members from around the world, but in particular those coming from our theaters of operation in Iraq and Afghanistan. The AFIRM has five major research programs:
Goal: Develop innovative regenerative medicine therapies for victims of severe military or civilian trauma so they can recover from their injuries with improved function and aesthetics.
Goal: Prevent or reverse secondary damages resulting from trauma so that repair and regeneration of wounded tissue are enhanced, and healing and return to functionality are improved.
Goal: Generate both soft and hard tissues through novel regenerative medicine approaches to reduce the impact of devastating, disfiguring facial injuries on wounded warriors.
Goal: Develop a continuum of technologies aimed at the various stages of wound healing to find new treatment options to prevent and manage scars.
Goal: Develop novel solutions using regenerative medicine that will allow victims of severe trauma to recover more efficiently and reliably from their injuries and retain their limbs as they return to productive life.