The world has a shortage of organs suitable for human transplantation. In the US alone, as of March 2020 there were over 112,000 men, women, and children on the national transplant waiting list.
What if scientists could 3D-print new organs with a patients' own cells, eliminating the need for donated organs and the risk of rejection when organs are transplanted? That's exactly the path Cellink is pursuing: producing bioink and bioprinting technologies to enable researchers to 3D-print organs and tissue for applications that span industries, from pharmaceutical to cosmetic.
In 2016, CELLINK commercialized the world’s first bioink, a biomaterial innovation eight years in the making. That milestone was the first of many along the company’s journey to become the world’s leading bioprinting company; they currently have systems to optimize cell-based applications for more than 1,000 scientists across more than 55 countries.
CELLINK was the first company to provide a standardized bio-ink product for sale over the internet. Researchers leverage its technologies to print liver, cartilage, skin tissues and more.
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But what if scientists could 3D-Print new organs with a patients' own celles, eliminating te need for donated organs and the risk of rejection? That's exactly the path Cellink is pursuing, producing bioink and bioprinting technologies to advance the field.
The 3DEXPEIENCE platform enables CELLINK to better predict and understand how living material will behave once it is bioprinted. They can identify problems and virtually develop fixes before bioprinting an actual structure. By optimizing this process, CELLINK can help academia and pharmaceutical companies efficiently bioprint organs and to test drugs in a unique, organ-like environment to accelerate research.
With studies estimating the annual number of deaths due to medical errors in the hundreds of thousands, the time has come to revise the way the medical profession gains knowledge and experience. Advances in 3D printing technology and virtual simulation are creating new opportunities to improve the quality of treatments and patient safety.
Have you been in a situation where a generic treatment did not work very well for you or someone you know? Have you ever had that nagging feeling that maybe the doctor (as good as he or she may be) should really be treating YOU rather than a generalized representation of you?
In the US, 1 child in 68 is born with the Autism Spectrum Disorders. Children with Autism have learning and developmental disorders, and represent a number higher than all others disabilities put together. In the US alone, over 6.4% children have special needs in terms of cognitive, motor and sensory processing skills.
Inaccurate medications kill 5 times more than road accidents in developed countries. Jus in France, they cost 10 billion euros to the public health system. Around the globe, consolidated numbers are not easily accessible but we estimate that inaccurate medications cause at least 1 million deaths and cost 1000 billion dollars to public health systems every year.
The Living Heart Project aims to advance the development of safe and effective cardiovascular products and treatments by uniting engineering, scientific, and biomedical expertise to translate cutting-edge science into improved patient care. Through simulation and the creation of validated models, the project aims to provide personalized, interventional patient care.
Two 3D experiences, ultra realistic on a scientific point of view, were created through collaborative projects with technologic and scientific partners: "Staying Alive" and "Born To Be Alive".
"Staying Alive" is a serious game that allows to learn appropriate behaviors for first aid techniques.
Long term recordings of patients are often difficult due to complexity of measurement, hospitalization cost, burden for patients or lack of availability of specialized Doctors. Yet, these long term recordings are critical for an accurate diagnosis and care plan setting, in many pathologies such as Epilepsy, Cardiovascular disease and Sleep disorders.
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