Organovo Licenses Mini Kidneys for Bioprinting


Though Organovo produced 3D printed kidney cells earlier this year, last week, Professor Melissa Little‘s research team at the University of Queensland (UQ)’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience demonstrated the ability to create a complete miniature kidney. Now, however, the two are teaming up to create a mutually beneficial relationship, both for the partners involved and the world at large.  Today, Organovo has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with UniQuest, the technology transfer and commercialization company of UQ, to patent applications related these kidney cells, developed from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).


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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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