Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONVO) is presenting the first data showing survival and sustained functionality of its 3D bioprinted human liver tissue when implanted into animal models at the ongoing TERMIS-Americas Meeting in San Diego. Organovo intends to submit an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its therapeutic liver tissue in three to five years. “Our preclinical data show rapid vascularization and tissue engraftment, and evidence of function and durability of our 3D bioprinted human liver tissue over several weeks. Most importantly, we see evidence of stable production of key human liver proteins in the animal bloodstream, and tissue staining for key human metabolic enzymes. The presence of these enzymes provides an important first step in demonstrating the capability of this tissue to treat inborn errors of metabolism, a key indication we are targeting,” Eric Michael David, M.D., J.D., Organovo chief strategy officer and executive vice president of preclinical development, stated in the news release.
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About Organovo Holdings, Inc.
Organovo designs and creates functional, three-dimensional human tissues for use in medical research and therapeutic applications. The Company develops 3D human tissue models through internal development and in collaboration with pharmaceutical, academic and other partners. Organovo’s 3D human tissues have the potential to accelerate the drug discovery process, enabling treatments to be developed faster and at lower cost. The Company’s ExVive Human Liver and Kidney Tissues are used in toxicology and other preclinical drug testing. The Company also actively conducts early research on specific tissues for therapeutic use in direct surgical applications. In addition to numerous scientific publications, the Company’s technology has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Economist, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets. Organovo is changing the shape of life science research and transforming medical care. For more information visit www.organovo.com
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