Title of the RRI project: Unravelling the challenges of automated 3D cultivation and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells
Project acronym: Auto3dMSC
Project duration: 01.4.2020 – 31.3.2023
Project partners: LifeTaq-Analytics (leading partner), BioSistemika (consortium partner)
Project value: 1.120.042,00 EUR
Co-financing of the project: 599.871,250 EUR
Auto3dMSC will result in first technology/service for NON-INVASIVE SEMI-AUTOMATED development and growing of 3D mesenchymal stem cultures in the world. It will enable fast development and high volume production of human tissues to be used in preclinical research.
The project “Unravelling the challenges of automated 3D cultivation and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells – Auto3dMSC” is an interdisciplinary project of a consortium consisting of Austrian biotech start-up LifeTaq-Analytics GmbH and Biosistemika d.o.o.
The goal of the project is to develop THE FIRST automated service for 3D cultivation and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells.
The project builds on the existing knowledge, capabilities and solutions of both partners, merging and evolving them through the development in three fields of expertise: machine engineering, biotechnology and information technology.
The final objective of the project is to develop two DISRUPTIVE COMMERCIAL products:
– Auto3dMSC SERVICES: cell cultivation service and protocol development service, both to enter the market 6-months to 1 year after the project completion.
– Auto3dMSC ROBOT: primarily considered as an ENABLER of Auto3dMSC Services and is due to commercial reasons planned to enter into commercialization later.
The main motivation behind the project is successful market penetration and commercialization of Auto3dMSC SERVICES. We are targeting to promote a new MARKET NICHE OF CULTIVATION OF 3D MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS by which we target to DISRUPT THE PROCESSES OF PRE-CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DRUGS AND THERAPIES.
“The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union, from the European Regional Development Fund”.
More information on the ECP in Slovenia website.