STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

BIOLIFE4D is aligning with major research universities, hospitals and laboratories in its quest to bioprint human hearts suitable for transplant. Strategic partnerships have been established with the following institutions:

Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center which pursues big, ambitious ideas that redefine what is possible. Its research pushes the boundaries of fundamental science, applied science, and engineering to solve complex challenges and develop useful technologies that can transform the marketplace and change the world. A rich scientific environment provides researchers – and those who visit from all corners of the globe – with an extraordinary range of cutting-edge facilities and scientific tools that support in-depth research, drive technological breakthroughs, and improve national competitiveness and quality of life.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is an 894-bed academic medical center hospital that is the primary teaching affiliate for the Feinberg School of Medicine and has nearly 1,900 affiliated physicians representing virtually every medical specialty. The hospital is ranked No. 1 in Chicago and Illinois, as well as 13th in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report 2017-2018 Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals, which ranks the hospital in 11 out of 16 clinical specialties. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is recognized for providing exemplary patient care and innovative advancements in a variety of clinical areas including cardiovascular care; oncology; neurology and neurosurgery; solid organ and soft tissue transplants; orthopaedics; and women’s health at its Prentice Women’s Hospital.
Northwestern University is one the country’s leading private research universities, committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community. The diverse and dynamic research institution features a host of interdisciplinary research centers and programs whose results benefit millions of people around the world. Northwestern engineering researchers have ongoing collaborations with dozens of universities, organizations, and research centers worldwide. These collaborations are changing the world and expanding the boundaries of our established knowledge.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution with 15 colleges dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge. The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is one of the few academic medical centers in the U.S. with research faculty across all health sciences colleges, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, social work, applied health sciences, and public health. From understanding the molecular basis of disease to improving the health of communities, hospital researchers routinely collaborate with researchers at the University of Illinois’ Champaign-Urbana campus as well as physicians, nurses, and other health professionals across the health sciences colleges in order to bring the best minds to the challenges of health. This collaboration is yielding new knowledge and, as a result, new methods for advancing patient treatment and care.
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. A commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to its global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world. UChicago research has led to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling. UChicago generates new insights for the benefit of present and future generations with national and affiliated laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.


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