RBCC: n3D Technology Could Lead to Lab-Grown Implantable Organs
NOKOMIS, Fla. -- February 6, 2013
The magnetic levitation technology that Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCBB: RBCC)
joint venture partner Nano3D BioSciences (n3D) recently used to grow lifelike
human lung tissue could one day lead to an even more astonishing
breakthrough—lab-grown, implantable human organs.
A recent article by TechNewsDaily described the cell culturing techniques
employed by n3D co-founder Dr. Glauco Souza to levitate and grow layered human
tissues including lung tissue, heart valves and stem cells which show
tremendous promise to advance regenerative medicine.
These breakthroughs are all big steps toward a far-off goal: organ
“Nano3D’s Bio-Assembler technology was recently used to create the first
lab-grown lung tissue with organized layers of cells, and incredibly enough,
that’s only the tip of the iceberg,” said RBCC CEO Patrick Brown. “Dr. Souza
and n3D are truly on the cutting edge of regenerative medicine, and we
couldn’t be more excited to help market it to elite laboratories and
researchers around the globe.”
Rainbow BioSciences, RBCC’s biotech division, signed a joint venture agreement
with n3D last year to help develop and market the Bio-Assembler. The device
utilizes a proprietary process to enable scientists to grow cells in a
three-dimensional environment using nanoparticles that produce magnetic fields
to lift cells from the bottom of petri dishes.
Compared with conventional cell cultures grown on flat surfaces, these three
dimensional cultures form tissues that more closely resemble those found in
the human body. The technique has the potential to drastically reduce the cost
of developing new drugs as well as eliminate the use of animals when testing
the safety of manufactured chemicals—not to mention potentially grow
functional organs from scratch.
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Rainbow BioSciences will develop new medical and research technology
innovations to compete alongside companies such as Bristol Myers Squibb Co.
(NYSE:BMY),Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT)
and Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN).
About Rainbow BioSciences
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(OTCBB:RBCC). The Company continually seeks out new partnerships with
biotechnology developers to deliver profitable new medical technologies and
innovations. For more information on our growth-oriented business initiatives,
please visit our website at [www.RainbowBioSciences.com]. For investment
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