UC San Diego and Samsara Sciences Team Up to Advance Liver Tissue Models

organovo-featResearchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Samsara Sciences, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Organovo Holdings, Inc., have entered into an agreement focused on the development of techniques and methods for the isolation and characterization of liver cells that will help drive new research on liver biology, drug safety and efficacy, and the treatment of liver diseases.

The UC San Diego School of Medicine team consists of scientists in the laboratory of Tatiana Kisseleva, MD, PhD, assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Surgery, and transplant surgeons directed by Alan Hemming, MD, professor and chief of transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery in the Department of Surgery.

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