To grow and provide artificially grown tissues for testing new and innovative chemicals on, instead of animal models.
Common testing requirements include liver, heart, lungs and pancreas.
Cultivate different types of cells - classified as immortal cell lines or human primary cells
Provide cells a base for growing on, usually polymers to recreate the extracellular matrix (ECM) that cells grow in
Use a bioprinter or other special instruments to make a 3D pattern resembling tissue within the human body
Grow cells in layers that resemble a mini-organ and function similarly.
Research into drug discovery is difficult because of the requirement to validate if the drug works on in-vitro cell cultures and animals. With 3D scaffolds and organoids, we can effectively perform high-throughput screening and reduce the time and cost of Animal Testing phase, with the hopes that one day it may not be necessary at all. Our medical community deserves better, 21st-century tools and capabilities to fight the plethora of new diseases and ailments that humankind discovers.
Our approach to the creation of entirely new organs begins with the journey of creating a variety of artificial tissue samples - a critical stepping stone in our long and fruitful journey.