CollPlant CEO Yehiel Tal Appointed to Serve on International Society for Biofabrication's Industry Relations Committee
- The Industry Relations Committee represents all aspects of Biofabrication including roadmap, technologies, cell biology, large scale manufacturing, regulation, and commercialization
- CollPlant delivered a poster presentation at International Conference on Biofabrication in Columbus, Ohio on October 21, 2019
REHOVOT, Israel, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CollPlant (NASDAQ: CLGN), a regenerative medicine company, today announced the Company's Chief Executive Officer Yehiel Tal was recently appointed as a member of the Industry Relations Committee of ISBF (International Society for Biofabrication). The committee convened during the International Conference on Biofabrication on October 20-22, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. Tal was appointed to the Industry Relations Committee in recognition of his deep involvement in the 3D bioprinting industry. The committee is tasked with advancing the Biofabrication industry by: serving as a mediator of academia-industry and industry-industry to promote and stimulate collaboration; developing mechanisms to facilitate translation of laboratory discoveries into manufactured products; and representing the industry in all Biofabrication aspects including roadmap, technologies, cell biology, large scale manufacturing, regulation, and commercialization.
At the International Conference on Biofabrication, CollPlant also presented a poster regarding CollPlant's rhCollagen technology titled, "Recombinant Human Type I Collagen a Flexible BioInk Platform for 3D Bioprinting."
"I am honored to be appointed to the International Society for Biofabrication's Industry Relations Committee, and to work with others who are shaping and advancing this promising field of regenerative medicine. In order to advance the development of ground breaking research and development into products, our committee will aim to create collaborative partnerships amongst stakeholders including industry, academia, and regulatory agencies. I am proud to be part of this process," stated Mr. Tal.
About the International Society for Biofabrication
From basic science to medical applications, the biofabrication community convened at the International Conference on Biofabrication (Biofabrication 2019). The field of biofabrication is dedicated to researching and integrating technologies such as bio-printing, bio-plotting, and bio-assembly into applications such as engineered tissue systems and regenerative medicine. The International Society for Biofabrication's (ISBF) core purpose is to foster scientific and technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. ISBF promotes the interaction between and convergence in the different disciplines of the field of Biofabrication, as well as between basic research and applied practice. Further, the Society aims to promote the cooperation with other scientific organizations and communities.
CollPlant is a regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, and medical aesthetics. Our products are based on our rhCollagen (recombinant human collagen) that is produced with CollPlant's proprietary plant based genetic engineering technology.
Our products address indications for the diverse fields of organ and tissue repair, and are ushering in a new era in regenerative medicine. Our flagship rhCollagen BioInk product line is ideal for 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs. In October 2018, we entered into a licensing agreement with United Therapeutics, whereby United Therapeutics is using CollPlant's BioInks in the manufacture of 3D bioprinted lungs for transplant in humans.
For more information about CollPlant, visit http://www.collplant.com
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Released October 22, 2019