Aspect Biosystems heads $2.2 million project with new microfluidic 3D bioprinting platform

Aspect Biosystems, headquartered in Vancouver, has created a new microfluidic 3D bioprinting platform to further the progress of tissue engineering. In a collaboration with Merck, GSK, and McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre, they hope to continue 3D printing impacts in the ever-expanding medicine realm through allowing for better accuracy and screening of immuno-therapeutics that target challenging and deadly diseases like breast cancer.

This powerful partnership comprises a project worth $2.2 million, backed also with contributions by CQDM and the Canadian Cancer Society.

As a founding member of the CQDM, Merck Canada is proud to support this investment in R&D with the objective of potentially improving patient response to some treatments for breast cancer patients,” said Anna Van Acker, president and managing director, Merck Canada. “We believe that collaboration between public sector, academia, patients, NGOs, industry and government will to innovations that improve patient outcomes and announcement is yet another example of the modern R&D model we are pursuing in Canada.”

These organizations have committed a substantial amount of funds due to their dedication to research of therapeutic targets and immuno-oncology therapeutics, with Morag Park and her team at Goodman Cancer Research Centre and McGill University Health Centre partnering with Aspect Biosystems. Their focus in bioprinting is to create breast cancer cells and tumors using biological material from patients.

Source: https://3dprint.com/

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