Growing Organs

How to Solve the Kidney Transplant Problem

We’ve written a fair amount on using technology to address mental health issues, and during that process we came across a study that said, “depression disproportionately affects those in poverty.” It doesn’t take an MBA to figure out that depression accompanies difficult – and sometimes unexpected – life circumstances. If you suddenly found out you had […]

Should Organovo Investors be Worried About Insphero?

Several months ago, we published an article titled “Organs-on-Chips: An Alternative to 3D Bioprinting?” in which we speculated that 3D Bioprinting small samples of organ tissues to use for drug testing could be displaced by organs-on-chips. Organovo (NYSEMKT:ONVO), the only publicly traded 3D Bioprinting company, commands a market cap of over $500 million with just minuscule […]

Organs-on-Chips: An Alternative to 3D Bioprinting?

While 3D Printing has attracted a great deal of attention from investors because of high growth projections, 3D Bioprinting has attracted investors because of its futuristic appeal. Some companies involved in 3D Bioprinting are raising eyebrows with their lofty ambitions, like private company Modern Meadow which is looking to 3D Print leather, or publicly traded […]

Growing Windpipes with Harvard Apparatus (HARTV)

In previous posts we discussed companies such as Organovo and EnvisionTec which are developing 3D printers that one day are expected to 3D print human organs. This concept of growing organs is not only feasible through the use of 3D printers but also through bioreactor technology. A company focused on commercializing this type of technology […]