Changing the shape of medical research and practice
At Organovo, we design functional human tissues. Our bioprinting technology enables the creation of 3D tissues that more accurately reproduce native tissues.
Our focus is on developing a range of tissue and disease models for medical research and therapeutic applications.
Bioprinting combines the synergistic potential of engineering and biology to create living human tissues that mimic the form and function of native tissues, including dense cellularity and the presence of multiple cell types.
The fully cellular tissues do not require biomaterials or scaffolds for three-dimensionality. Creation is automated and highly reproducible, consistently yielding tissues with in vivo-like micro-architecture.
Sorrento Valley company Organovo has made small human livers from a printer, to better understand how the body works.
3D Bioprinting and liver tissue model
Recently, 3-D printing has been used to produce guns, skulls, cars and ears, but the most significant impact of 3-D printing may come when the technology is used to print functional human organs.
Gartner highlights Organovo in Review of 3D Printing Industry