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? Not to worry, says LyGenesis’ CEO Michael Hufford, we’ll grow you some mini-organs in your spare lymph nodes. It sounds weird, we know, but it might just be an idea that is, to paraphrase Hunter S Thompson, too rare to die. Take a view of the more conventional areas of the organ replacement market (bioprinting, xenotransplantation and cybernetics) and you’ll see a lot of interesting technologies facing some very intimidating technical challenges. And, as we…

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