“Emulate’s opening further establishes Boston as a world class city, with top life sciences and biotech companies that are working alongside our hospitals and universities to accelerate new healthcare solutions for our patients,” said Mayor Walsh. “I welcome Emulate’s headquarters to Boston and look forward to working with the company to continue to strengthen our City’s innovation economy.”
“We are pleased to celebrate the grand opening of Emulate’s new headquarters and labs in Boston,” said Travis McCready, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. “Already, in its first 18 months since launch, Emulate has capitalized on its presence in the Commonwealth’s life sciences ecosystem by establishing impressive collaborations with pharmaceutical partners that have local R&D centers. Emulate’s Organs-on-Chips technology intersects with many of the life sciences areas that MLSC supports, including innovative drug development, neuroscience research and advancing big data technology in healthcare.”
“We are thrilled to celebrate Emulate’s grand opening today in the Seaport life sciences innovation community,” said Robert K. Coughlin, President & CEO of MassBio. “Emulate’s Organs-on-Chips offer a way to radically change the paradigm of drug development. With their innovative technology and their collaborative spirit, we know they will continue to be a very valuable part of the Massachusetts life sciences community and we look forward to their continued growth.”
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, examples of Emulate’s system will be on display to represent the range of products in the company’s growing portfolio including Lung-Chip, Liver-Chip, Intestine-Chip, Kidney-Chip and Brain-Chip. The chips are comprised of micro-engineered environments lined with living human cells and tissues; each chip recreates the natural physiology and mechanical forces that cells experience within the human body. The Organs-Chips are designed to live within Emulate’s automated Human Emulation System, enabling researchers to conduct experiments that recreate living human biology. Underpinning the system is a software suite that facilitates experimental design and execution, analysis of data and predictive modeling of outcomes to enable products to be aligned with human biology and health.
Organ-Chips for Emulating Human Biology
Based on the Organ-on-Chip technology, Emulate has created a new living Human Emulation System that provides a real-time window into the inner-workings of human biology, offering researchers ways to predict human response with greater precision and detail than today’s cell culture or animal-based testing. An Organ-Chip—such as the lung, liver, brain or kidney—contains tiny hollow channels lined with tens of thousands of living human cells and tissues, and is approximately the size of a USB memory stick. Each chip is a living, micro-engineered environment that recreates the natural physiology and mechanical forces that cells experience within the human body. The Human Emulation System can link multiple Organ-Chips together to model interactions between different organs and predict whole body or systemic-level responses.
About Emulate, Inc.
Emulate Inc. is a private company that creates living products for understanding how diseases, medicines, chemicals, and foods affect human health. Our Human Emulation System sets a new standard for recreating true-to-life human biology and is being used to advance product innovation, design, and safety across a range of applications including drug development, agriculture, cosmetics, chemical-based consumer products, and personalized health. Emulate continues to develop a wide range of Organ-Chips and disease models through collaborations with industry partners and internal R&D programs. Emulate is also working with clinical partners to produce Organ-Chips personalized with an individual patient’s stem cells for applications in precision medicine and personalized health. Our founding team pioneered the Organs-on-Chips technology at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Emulate holds the worldwide exclusive license from Harvard University to a robust and broad intellectual property portfolio for the Organ-Chips technology and related systems.
For more information, visit emulatebio.com.
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