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Organovo’s Keith Murphy Back as Executive Chairman

Founder and former CEO of Organovo, Keith Murphy, is back as the company’s newly appointed Executive Chairman of the Board. The news comes three years after Murphy left the pioneering…

New Facility for Bioengineering Research Opens in Los Angeles

In a world eager to solve the problem of rejection in organ transplantation, a young American scientist developed a breakthrough test in 1964 that would help establish the compatibility of…

Organovo: Bioprinting Could be the New Solution to Organ Transplantation

Remember when movies like The Island seemed like a scary yet foreseeable future? In 2005, the sci-fi thriller introduced a compound inhabited by clones used for organ harvesting, as well…

BIOLIFE4D Hopes to Raise $50M to Develop 3D Printed Transplantable Hearts

In 1967, in Cape Town, South Africa, a surgeon named Dr. Christiaan Barnard successfully transplanted the heart of a 25-year-old woman who had died in a car accident into the…

Wyss Institute Researchers Continue to Advance Organ Engineering Through 3D Bioprinting

An organ transplant is a pretty miraculous procedure on its own, and its development and continuing improvement has enormously benefited its recipients. More than 30,000 people receive transplants each year…