FluidForm Bio 3D Bioprints Human Cardiac Tissue for Drug Development Breakthrough

FluidForm Bio, a leader in developing life-like human tissue to treat disease, shares recent advancements in building human cardiac tissues using FRESH™ 3D bioprinting. Recently published in APL Bioengineering, the research article FRESH™ 3D bioprinted cardiac tissue, a bioengineered platform for in vitro pharmacology addresses the critical need for a predictive model of human cardiac physiology in drug development. There are significant gaps in existing models due to their incomplete recapitulation of adult human cardiovascular physiology. FluidForm Bio has demonstrated potential for bridging this gap using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) in three-dimensional tissue structure.

We are not aware of any other biofabrication or tissue engineering approaches that can achieve comparable cell densities and uniaxial alignment on the market today, both of which contribute to more advanced physiologic function."

Adam Feinberg, FluidForm Bio CTO and Co-founder

The FRESH™ technology overcomes many of the limitations of other engineered cardiac tissues because it enables a high degree of cardiomyocyte alignment while minimizing hypoxia and cell death. Furthermore, by leveraging robotic fabrication, tissues are highly viable and reproducible, maintaining functional response across tissues and batches.

"This study was conducted by scientists at FluidForm and Merck & Co.," explained FluidForm Bio CEO and Co-founder Mike Graffeo. "This is further evidence that we build the most lifelike tissue in the world with FRESH™. As we develop tissue therapeutic applications on this platform, we are thrilled to collaborate with top scientists and look forward to sharing further data."

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