May 7, 2021
The Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI), a research institute at the frontier of personalized and precision medicine, and HTL Biotechnology, the world leader in using hyaluronic acid and other biopolymers for biotechnology solutions, announce their Memorandum of Understanding to explore the creation of a joint research program. This program focuses on biomaterials for translational projects; it would combine TIBI's microneedle and bioprinting technologies with HTL's expertise in biopolymers for aesthetics, dermatology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, tissue engineering and drug delivery applications.
The Terasaki Institute's broad biomaterials research platform is expanding in size and scope. "Our institute leads the world in developing bioprintable, biopolymer-based technologies poised to revolutionize drug delivery and wearable and implantable devices. Working jointly with HTL, we expect to bring to life a new generation of biopolymer-based applications in critical sectors of precision and regenerative medicine," said Maurizio Vecchione, TIBI's Chief Innovation Officer.
"This MOU demonstrates HTL's strong commitment to innovation, both internally and externally. We look forward to working with the Terasaki Institute and to translating today's technologies into tomorrow's medicines," said HTL Deputy CEO Charles Rubin.
"We look forward to a successful collaboration that will produce impactful innovations for patients and will mutually benefit both organizations," said Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation's Director and CEO.