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Organovo Announces Relocation and Commencement of Operations at Larger Facility

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Organovo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ONVO), a biotechnology company focused on delivering breakthrough three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology, today announced a facility relocation and expansion.  Organovo has moved its headquarters to a new 15,539 sq ft facility in San Diego, California. The facility consists of mixed lab and office space and features a clean room space nearly four times larger than Organovo's previous facility.  Clean room facilities are required for protection of the functional human tissues created by Organovo's innovative 3D bioprinting process.

The space is located in the Portola development in the Sorrento Mesa area of San Diego. Alexandria Real Estate is the property owner and manager through its regional LLC.  Cushman and Wakefield, LLC brokered the transaction, with Brent Jacobs and Greg Bisconti of the life sciences group representing Organovo. Organovo's previous headquarters facility consisted of 4,432 sq ft of mixed office and lab space. In the expanded facility, Organovo will continue its focus on developing bioprinting to create a broad array of functional 3D tissues that can recapitulate in vivo biology for human disease research, drug discovery and development, toxicology testing and, eventually, as therapies.

"Organovo's facility expansion provides a state-of-the-art space for our team to drive innovation with our research and development initiatives and supports partnering activities with our bioprinting technologies," commented Keith Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer of Organovo.  "We now have the space to expand our expertise into additional areas of research and development and to expand our bioprinting capacity with up to four NovoGen MMX Bioprinters in regular operation. The new facility provides essential resources for Organovo to advance the development of new bioprinter technologies, 3D drug discovery models, and 3D cellular assays and research to create functional human tissues for surgical transplant."

About Organovo Holdings, Inc.

Organovo is a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering breakthrough bioprinting technology and creating tissue on demand for research and medical applications. The company's NovoGen three-dimensional bioprinting technology is a platform that works across all tissue and cell types. Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter was selected as one of the "Best Inventions of 2010" by TIME Magazine. Organovo is helping pharmaceutical partners develop human biological disease models in three dimensions that enable therapeutic drug discovery and development. Organovo's bioprinting technology can also be developed to create surgical tissues as direct therapy. Organovo leads the way in solving complex medical research problems and building the future of medicine. For more information, please visit  

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