Prize for bio-artificial liver

December 5, 2013 in News, Other News

METHUSELAH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION “NEW ORGAN LIVER PRIZE” IN TISSUE ENGINEERING

December 5, 2013: “The New Organ Liver Prize is the first in a series of whole organ challenges and awards designed to help solve the global organ shortage, which affects millions of people around the world.”

The New Organ Liver Prize will award $1,000,000 to the first team that creates a bioengineered replacement for the native liver of a large mammal, enabling it to recover in the absence of native function and survive three months with a normal lifestyle. Future prizes will cover the heart, lungs, and kidney.

About Methuselah Foundation
The Methuselah Foundation is a medical charity working to advance the field of regenerative medicine in order to extend healthy life. By fostering disruptive developments in biomedical engineering, it seeks
to build a world where 90 year-olds can be as healthy as 50 year-olds, by 2030. Learn more at www.methuselahfoundation.org and www.neworgan.org.