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CELLINK and IISc to establish a Centre of Excellence in India

The CoE will focus on advancing research across heart, bone, cartilage and cancer research through the use of 3D bioprinting 

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CELLINK, a global leader in developing 3D bioprinters, and The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are partnering to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for 3D bioprinting in Bengaluru, India. The CoE, the first of its kind in the sub-continent, will be housed in the Centre for BioSystems Science and Engineering (BSSE) at IISc. The CoE will provide access to 3D bioprinting systems, enabling researchers to accelerate their work across critical applications with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes.

“We are excited to host this CoE in the institute, which will help to initiate cutting-edge research in an emerging field of technology with immense potential to benefit human health,” said Prof. Narendra Dixit, Chairperson of BSSE.

The new CoE will house several state-of-the-art 3D bioprinters from CELLINK, and will serve as a hub for several research initiatives and training activities within this emerging technology. IISc and CELLINK will work together to conduct workshops aimed at providing researchers within the institute, and elsewhere, the skills necessary to utilize 3D bioprinting within their work and reap the benefits of 3D cell culture. In addition to this, the two groups will undertake and advise on research projects across multiple applications spanning the fields of tissue engineering, drug discovery, material science, and regenerative/personalized medicine. The CoE will focus on work around the heart, bone, cartilage, and cancer.

“It’s an honor to collaborate with one of the most prominent science institutes in India. India has long been at the forefront of scientific discovery, and with the exceptional talent and deep-rooted passion to translate research from the benchtop to the clinic, we are confident that this Centre of Excellence will make a lasting impact on the progress within research in the fields of heart, bone, cartilage, and cancer. With IISc we have a tremendous partner and we look forward to creating the future of health together,” said Cecilia Edebo, CEO of CELLINK.

Back in July, the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and Sedaxis Advanced Materials also opened an AM-focussed CoE in India, called the VIT-SEDAXIS Centre of Excellence.

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