HAIR/ FAT TISSUE ENGINEERING
We produce cell-based materials for medical, cosmetics and industrial applications.
This enables us to obtain developmental data for the upscale and gene-editing of desired traits (pigmentation, scale up technology and production/feasibility studies) in human applications without the usual restrictions of human clinical trails regulations.
FURTHERMORE, THIS STRATEGY ENABLES US TO PREVENT ANIMAL TESTING IN OUR PROCESSES, BUT STIL ADVANCE THE DEVELOPMENT FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS LIKE HAIR TRANSPLANTATION, WOUND HEALING (Q4 2021) AND RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY (Q4 2020)
FIG. 1: bioprinted tissue with attached Dermal Papillae cells
With the classical TE approach, cells are seeded onto a prefabricated scaffold, typically in conjunction with the delivery of bioactive factors that ensure maintenance of cellular phenotype and appropriate extracellular matrix formation.
An alternative concept envisions the development of in vitro 3D tissue models, which exhibit functional features of native tissues, for application in an in vitro testing or screening system.
Printing Project 1 2019 NON GMP COMPLIANT:
Image of construct 33 day post bioprinting. Bioprinted grid structure is clearly visible with hair-follicle aggregates formed within the pore structures. The hair-follicles are inseparably attached. This model serves as an in vitro test system for cosmetics and medical applications furthermore as a platform technology for various industrial applications.