Meet me on the Yeast Side

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Cells and Biomaterials

In order to manufacture living tissues and organs, we need to ensure that cells are able to get the nutrients they need, and mature while part of a bioscaffold.

The meet me on the yeast side activity is a demonstration of how living cells can be incorporated into a bioscaffold.  We can see that the yeast are still alive, because they are able to metabolize sugar, producing carbon dioxide, which is “sensed” by the colored indicator, turning it yellow. 

Examples of Companies, Non-Profit Organizations and Academic and Training Institutions Working to Develop Superior Cells and Biomaterial Products

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Dimension Inx provides innovated materials and product solutions with its unique 3D-Painting processes, 3D-Paints, and advanced materials and manufacturing experience and know-how. With these materials-centric approaches, Dimension Inx is transforming the landscape of medical and non-medical industries with innovative, practical, scalable, functional, and user-friendly materials solutions such as Hyperelastic Bone and 3D-Graphene, among many others. All 3D-paints can be co-3D-printed with each other to create multi-material structures and products, or mixed prior to use to create hybrid 3D-Paints with unique properties."


RoosterBio’s products are human bone marrow-derived and adipose-derived MSCs and paired, highly-engineered, bioprocess media formulations for rapid and reproducible expansion of these cells. Their cells and media systems are designed for Product and Process Developers of Regenerative Medicines and Advanced Therapies. Plug & Play Systems primarily utilize Development Grade (RUO) products and have been assembled to accelerate your research and product development pipeline


Viscus Biologics works to develop, manufacture, and market innovative biologic platforms and custom products for their clients. Specializing in allograft and xenograft materials, they research, develop, and manufacture medical devices with unique physical properties and biologic performance. This is a solubilized collagen bioink for bioprinting. The collagen bioink is compatible with the FRESH method of bioprinting for the wound repair and/or cosmetic/skin care market.


The NYSCF Research Institute, an independent laboratory, is a non-profit accelerator that serves to bridge the ongoing gap between research institutions and pharmaceutical and biotech companies by reducing the cost, time, and risk that historically inhibit the development of new treatments and cures. In just over one decade, NYSCF has created not only foundational tools for using stem cells in basic research, but also pioneering technologies that will allow stem cells to be used therapeutically.


Akron Biotech, has the capability for producing a range of electrospun fiber mat scaffolds to accommodate many of the current architectural needs for prosperous tissue engineering modalities. Their manufacturing capabilities range from simple, randomly deposited fiber mats, to more complex architectures, including parallel alignment, axial alignment, quadrilateral deposition patterns, beaded fibers, as well as combinations of these. Moreover, their potential expands into electrospraying, allowing for fine particle coating as well as bead manufacturing for applications in drug delivery and beyond.


The New Jersey Center for Biomaterials is part of Rutgers University, an interdisciplinary research center located in Piscataway, New Jersey that spans academia, industry and government.  As biomaterials scientists, our goal is to improve health care and the quality of life by developing advanced biomedical products for tissue repair and replacement, and the delivery of pharmaceutical agents. NJCBM technologies have been translated into clinical and pre-clinical products, including surgical meshes, cardiovascular stents, bone regeneration scaffolds and ocular drug delivery systems. 

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