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Rousselot partners with Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation

Collaborations focuses on the development of gelatin-based therapies and their translation to the clinic

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Rousselot, Darling Ingredients’ health brand and the world’s leader of collagen-based solutions, has partnered with the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI), a California-based research institute focused on regenerative medicine. Through this strategic partnership, Rousselot and TIBI will collaborate on the development of gelatin-based therapies and their translation to the clinic. Rousselot will supply TIBI with X-Pure modified gelatins such as X-Pure GelMA, while exchanging insights on the behavior of gelatin in the institute’s research and clinical trials.

With more than 130 years of gelatin and collagen expertise, Rousselot created X-Pure, a full range of biomedical gelatins and modified gelatins, characterized by their unmatched purity (<10EU/g endotoxin) and consistency, as well as full compliance with GMP. Part of this range, Rousselot’s X-Pure GelMA modified gelatins have already been tested and recognized for their premium quality by TIBI’s researchers.

Rousselot partners with Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation on development of gelatin-based therapies and translation to clinic “We are excited to partner with Rousselot and to be able to use Rousselot’s modified gelatins for our research,” explains Ali Khademhosseini, CEO of Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation. “Modified gelatins have proven to be powerful biomaterials in the regenerative medicine field, and we have been using them heavily over the past few years. I am certain that high-quality, purified GelMA will support both our in vitro and in vivo research and development. With X-Pure GelMA, we will be able to make further strides in the clinical translation of our research to accelerate the development of new therapies.”

“We are delighted to work together with TIBI and its team of world-renowned researchers,” said Jos Vervoort, Rousselot’s Executive Vice-President. “X-Pure modified gelatins are low-endotoxin, batch-to-batch consistent and GMP ready, making them suitable for research and clinical translation. Their purity and scalability will support the full cycle of research and clinical development and we are proud to play a role in helping the experts at TIBI translate their research into viable biomedical solutions that can help patients across the planet.”

The Partnership is effective from January 1st, 2022, and will have an initial duration of two years, fostering a close collaboration between TIBI’s experts on microneedles and 3D-bioprinting and Rousselot’s experts in collagen- and gelatin-based biomaterials.

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Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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