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Who is Andras Forgacs, the man who co-founded both Organovo and Modern Meadow

Written by David

January 26, 2019

The NOA leather from Modern Meadow on exhibit at the MoMA in New York City While visiting Hungary in 2014 I learned that both Organovo and Modern Meadow – the two companies that have single-handedly introduced the very concept of commercial bioprinting and cellular agriculture-based biofabrication applications – were founded by men of Hungarian origins. I did not realize that they were the same two people – father and son – for both companies. Andras Forgacs co-founded Organovo with his father, Professor Gabor Forgacs of the University of Missouri. He then left the company in 2013 head Modern Meadow (which he also co-founded with his father). Today he is pushing the introduction of the ZOA “biofabricated” leather material and discussing its potential at high profile events such as the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. As reported by BBC journalist Katie Hope, who met with him in Davos, Mr. […]

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