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Organovo to Describe 3D Liver Assay at Experimental Biology Conference


4/10/2013 7:15:00 AM

SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Organovo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX ONVO) ("Organovo"), a creator and manufacturer of functional, three-dimensional human tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications, today provided a summary of the data it plans to present at the upcoming 2013 Experimental Biology conference in Boston, Massachusetts, from April 20-24.

The company plans multiple presentations at the conference. Dr. Sharon Presnell, Organovo chief technology officer, will give a presentation on rapid fabrication of architecturally-correct human tissues in vitro by 3D bioprinting. Individual projects to be additionally presented by Organovo scientists include data on Organovo's novel in vitro three-dimensional bioprinted liver tissue system for drug development, as well as data on Organovo's differentiation of bone tissue from 3D bioprinted constructs.

The presentation of 3D liver results marks the achievement of a milestone Organovo identified last year as a step towards launching a 3D liver assay in 2014, and Organovo remains on track towards achieving that goal. The company believes that a bioprinted 3D liver assay can provide superior results to current human cellular models and provide significant value to pharmaceutical researchers.

About Organovo Holdings, Inc.
Organovo designs and creates functional, three-dimensional human tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications. The company is working in collaboration with pharmaceutical and academic partners to develop human biological disease models in three dimensions that enable therapeutic drug discovery and development. Organovo's technology can also be applied to create surgical tissues for direct therapy. Their three-dimensional bioprinting technology was selected as one of the "Best Inventions of 2010" by TIME Magazine. Organovo leads the way in solving complex medical research problems and building the future of medicine. Visit www.organovo.com.

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SOURCE Organovo


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