Organ Growth

Lab-grown muscle in heart transplant breakthrough

Japanese research team announces world-first. Lab-grown heart muscles created from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells successfully transplanted into a human: a new take on...

Innovating organ-on-chip to accelerate research

BIOFABICS brings custom design tools to biofabrication. While still in its infancy, organ-on-chip (OOC) technology is quickly becoming a key growth segment in the Longevity...

Xenotransplant pigs organs one-step closer

Scientists are moving closer to creating first human transplant organs from pigs. More than 100,000 people are on the organ transplant waiting list in the US...

Supporting research and organ growth. Literally

Manchester BIOGEL to start providing kits for tissue growth as the company scales-up in 2020. Another of the interesting companies we encountered at the 3D...

Healios to fast-track pluripotent stem cell therapy

Healios K.K. to bring its novel regenerative pluripotent stem cell treatments to market through accelerated Japanese approvals process. Stem cell pioneers Healios KK will use...

New hydrogel advances Longevity applications

Hydrogels have been used in everything from contact lenses to babies’ nappies. Now, scientists have made a breakthrough which could pave the way for...

Organoids will attract bigger investment in 2020

Mini organs set for maximum success as new models can be used to individualise cancer therapy. Organoids are three-dimensional bundles of cells grown in culture...

Exclusive: Interview with US presidential candidate

Zoltan Istvan to challenge Trump in 2020; solving Longevity is at the top of his agenda. Last week, the transhumanist activist Zoltan Istvan announced his...

Exclusive: Complex organoids from stem cells

Lab-grown organs similar to normal tissue and superior to previous structures. Scientists at the University of Würzburg recently announced they have successfully produced human tissues...

Novoheart and AstraZeneca develop heart in a jar

AstraZeneca and Novoheart have combined forces to develop a first of its kind model for a common, but much misunderstood form of heart failure. Pharma...

Rejuvenation: If I could turn back time …

Bioquark looks to nature for the answers to regeneration and rejuvenation. Last week, the BBC reported on the plight of axolotls in Mexico City, which...

LyGenesis raises $4m ahead of Phase 2a trials

New money for technology that uses lymph nodes as bioreactors to regrow functioning organs. LyGenesis, a biotechnology company focused on organ regeneration, announced that it...

World first: inter-connected organs grown in the lab

Scientists use stem cells to grow set of inter-connected human mini liver, pancreas and biliary ducts organs. Imagine doing a jigsaw while wearing a blindfold....

Exclusive profile: LyGenesis and growing ectopic organs

The University of Pittsburgh spinout that is set to take over the tissue replacement market, one mini-organ at a time So your organs are failing?...

Has bioprinting hit a jam?

A first-mover in lab-printed tissues has halted its lead-program and cut back on staff. What does this mean for the bioprinting market? Last Wednesday, the 3D-bioprinting...

Japan approves experiments on human-animal embryos

Lifting of ban on controversial research opens crucial avenue for organ transplantation industry, but bioethicists call for a cautious approach. In what will come as...

Bio-ink breakthrough allows for 3D printing

Researchers create stem cell ‘bio-ink’ that they hope will be used for regenerative medicine, drug screening and the study of developmental biology. Longevity.Technology: Even if...

3D-printed vascular system breakthrough

The next step is bio-printing vascular systems to integrate artificial organs. 3D bio-printing is the newest trend which aims to fill the lack of available...

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Talking prevention and treatments for Longevity with Prodrome's Dayan Goodenowe. Detecting prodromes – an early indication of a developing condition or disease – could revolutionise...

Chemical screening to find hidden Longevity gems?

Start-up NemaLife evolves from platform technology to services provider to identify chemicals that have both positive and negative effects on Longevity. The use of the...

Biological and artificial neurons linked using standard IP

A world wide web that is partly biological has been created around the globe by collaborating scientists. New nanoelectronic device research has enabled both artificial and...

Home alone: extend life while saving life

Most of us are at home right now - what will it be like when we're older? And what is being done to improve...

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