The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute to develop scalable manufacturing processes for engineered tissues and organs
SAN DIEGO, May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
Organovo today announced it has joined a new public-private Manufacturing USA initiative, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute(“ARMI”). Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, ARMI is the 12thManufacturing USA Institute. ARMI brings together a consortium of nearly 100 partner organizations from industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector to develop next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues and organs.
Approximately $80 million from the federal government will be combined with more than $200 million in cost share to support the development of tissue and organ manufacturing capabilities. As part of continuing efforts to help revitalize American manufacturing and incentivize companies to invest in new technology development in the United States, ARMI will lead BiofabUSA on behalf of the Department of Defense.
Under the umbrella of Manufacturing USA, a public-private network that invests in the development of world-leading manufacturing technologies, ARMI will work to integrate and organize the fragmented collection of industry practices and domestic capabilities in tissue Biofabrication technology to better position the US relative to global competition. ARMI will also focus on accelerating regenerative tissue research and creating state-of-the-art manufacturing innovations in biomaterial and cell processing for critical Department of Defense and civilian needs.
ARMI’s efforts are supported by forty-seven industrial partners, twenty-six academic and academically affiliated partners, and fourteen government and nonprofit partners. The ARMI partnership continues to grow.
Illustration Photo: Bugra Ayan, a Ph.D candidate in Penn State's Engineering Science and Mechanics program, bioprints a tissue model for disease modeling and screening in his Millennium Science Complex lab. (credits: Penn State / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))