6 Companies Building Organs on a Chip


3D bioprinting isn’t the only potential way to reduce drug development costs. There is also a competing technology we wrote about before called “organs on a chip” which could completely displace the use of 3D bioprinting for producing tissues. An “organ on a chip” is a clear polymer which contains hollow microfluidic channels lined by living cells.

This device can then recreate the physiological and mechanical functions of a particular organ for a particular animal or human. While Insphero and Emulate are two of the more talked about “organ on a chip” startups, here are 6 more private companies to watch in this space.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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