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Bioreactor for bone tissue engineering wins professor venture fair
Date:11/19/2009

COLLEGE PARK, Md.-John Fisher, associate professor in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, won the Best Inventor Pitch at the 2009 Bioscience Research and Technology Review Day with a tissue engineering bioreactor system that grows bone and other types of tissue for implantation.

Fisher's technology was one of six innovations presented in an eight minute pitch by faculty members and graduate students at the Professor Venture Fair, held November 12 at the University of Maryland.

"Dr. Fisher impressed the judges with his clearly defined product-the bioreactor system itself-and his ability to position himself within an already vibrant tissue engineering marketplace," says Gayatri Varma, executive director of the university's Office of Technology Commercialization.

Fisher's novel, patent-pending bioreactor system makes tissue engineering more efficient by addressing many of the shortcomings of available systems, such as the high cost and complexity of the perfusion chamber and the low output of the rotating flask. His approach exposes growing tissue to an increased amount of oxygen and nutrients, making it a more prolific and cost effective bioreactor than those currently on the market.

Fisher, along with graduate student researcher Andrew Yeatts and undergraduate student researcher Elyse Geibel, both from the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, have already created a prototype in the lab using off-the-shelf products. Fisher plans to start a company to bring the bioreactors to a commercial market.

"We're thrilled to win the Best Inventor Pitch for Bioscience Day 2009," says Fisher. "It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to describe our work and concept to local venture capitalists. We hope to use this award as a springboard to launch our company, ProlifiTEC." Other technologies presented include:

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Contact: Eric Schurr
schurr@umd.edu
301-405-3889
University of Maryland
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