CollPlant (NASDAQ: CLGN), a regenerative medicine company, announced today that it is developing 3D bioprinted implants for regeneration of breast tissue and has successfully produced first prototypes. The implants will be comprised of CollPlant’s proprietary type I recombinant human collagen and additional materials. Loaded with fat cells taken from the patient, these implants are intended to promote breast tissue regeneration. Eventually, the scaffold is designed to degrade and be replaced by newly grown natural breast tissue, that is free of any foreign material.
“The implants we are developing leverage our 3D bioprinting technology and the unique properties of our recombinant human collagen, that has an excellent safety profile. We believe that our technology can eliminate the high risk for adverse events associated with permanent breast implants and provide a revolutionary alternative. This technology is already raising interest from leading companies in this segment,” stated CollPlant CEO, Yehiel Tal.
CollPlant is a regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs and medical aesthetics. Our products are based on our rhCollagen (recombinant human collagen) that is produced with CollPlant’s proprietary plant based genetic engineering technology.
Our products address indications for the diverse fields of organ and tissue repair, and are ushering in a new era in regenerative medicine. Our flagship rhCollagen BioInk product line is ideal for 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs. Last year we entered into a licensing agreement with United Therapeutics, whereby United Therapeutics is using CollPlant’s BioInks in the manufacture of 3D bioprinted lungs for transplant in humans.