Company invites individual and institutional investors as well as advisors to attend real-time, VirtualInvestorConferences.com
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 27, 2015 /CNW/ -- Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONVO) ("Organovo"), a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering breakthrough 3D bioprinting technology, announced today that Keith Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present live at VirtualInvestorConferences.com on March 5th.
"We invite you to join us for this Company update," said Mr. Murphy. "We plan to provide updates on our commercial launch of the exVive3D Liver, Bioprinted Human Tissue, commercialization milestones for 3D bioprinted kidney tissue, and additional exciting opportunities for the Company's future growth."
For investors who are not yet familiar with the Company and desire background information, including an understanding of the 3D bioprinting technology used by Organovo to create functional living human tissues, investors can watch an informational background presentation on the Company's website: http://www.organovo.com/investors/investor-overview
To view the live update and current information presentation, use these instructions at the time indicated:
DATE: Thursday, March 5, 2015
TIME: 9:15 am PST / 12:15 PM EST
LINK: http://virtualinvestorconferences.com > red "register/ watch event now" button
It is recommended that investors pre-register to save time and receive event updates.
This will be a live, interactive online event where investors are invited to ask the company questions in real-time, both in the presentation hall as well as the association's "virtual trade booth." If attendees are not able to join the event live on the day of the conference, an on-demand archive will be available for 90 days.
Recent Company Highlights Include:
- Named one of The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Health Care by Fast Company, a top-tier outlet focused on business and innovation.
- Formed collaboration with Yale School of Medicine to develop 3-D organ tissues for surgical transplantation research
- Commercially released the exVive3DTM Liver, Bioprinted Human Tissues for preclinical drug toxicology testing
- The exVive3D Liver selected as one of the Top 10 Innovations of 2014 by The Scientist magazine, a well-respected news outlet for life science researchers
- Won the Diagnostics & Research Tools category for the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards, sponsored by CONNECT
- Recognized as a 2015 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum for the ability to harness creativity to design and create transformative solutions
- Appointed Kirk Malloy, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager of Life Sciences at Illumina, to the Company's Board of Directors
- Key opinion leader reported Organovo's exVive3DTM Liver was able to establish the toxicity of toxic drug known to induce liver injury in humans that did not show toxicity in animal and other pre-clinical testing, an achievement historically unmet by animal models or other liver cell model systems
- Initiated contracting for toxicity testing using its exVive3DTM Liver, for selected clients, in advance of its scheduled commercial release
- Entered into additional agreements to utilize 3D bio-printed tissue in drug discovery settings
- Reported that its 3D bioprinted breast cancer tissues enabled researchers to make compartment-specific assessments (i.e., epithelium, stroma, vasculature) of drug response — something that is not currently possible outside of in vivo models to date
- Announced an agreement with the University of Queensland directed toward development of source cell lines for 3D kidney tissue bioprinting activities
- Appointed Gregory T. Lucier, former Chairman and CEO of Life Technologies, as a corporate advisor
About Organovo Holdings, Inc.
Organovo designs and creates functional, three-dimensional human tissues for use in medical research and therapeutic applications. The Company develops 3D human disease models through internal development and in collaboration with pharmaceutical and academic partners. Organovo's 3D human tissues have the potential to accelerate the drug discovery process, enabling treatments to be developed faster and at lower cost. The company recently launched its initial product of the planned exVive3DTM portfolio offering, a 3D Human Liver Tissue for use in Toxicology and other preclinical drug testing. Additional products are in development, with anticipated release for an exVive3DTM Human Kidney Tissue in the latter half of calendar year 2016. The Company also actively conducts early research on specific tissues for therapeutic use in direct surgical applications. In addition to numerous scientific publications, the Company's technology has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Economist, and numerous other media outlets. Organovo is changing the shape of medical research and practice. Learn more at www.organovo.com.
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SOURCE Organovo Holdings, Inc.
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