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05.10.2016 11:37

Regemat 3D Wins Andalusian Round of Entrepreneurship Prize

Andalusia's regional round of the 2016 'Premio Emprendedor XXI' award for entrepreneurship has been won by Regemat 3D, a company based in the Granada Health Science Technological Park (PTS). The awards are run by savings bank La Caixa, Andalusia's Regional Ministry of Finance and Knowledge, and the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

Regemat 3D in the PTS tent during 'Researchers' Night'.

Regemat 3D specialises in 3D tissue bioprinting systems and was selected as the recipient of the award in recognition of its high innovative potential. The company will now go through to the final stage of the national competition, with an awards ceremony set for November 2016.

The prize for the regional round is made up of 5,000 euros, a place on a business acceleration course at the University of Cambridge, preferential access to funding and a support programme run by Caixa Capital Risc.

Regemat 3D has developed a bioprinter available to buy for approximately 9,000 euros. Other international companies currently sell similar machines for up to 140,000 euros.

Regemat 3D develops 3D printing systems for use in regenerative medicine and the culture of living tissues using stem cells, hydrogels and combined products, as well as ultrasound monitoring, electrospinning, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, and scaffolds.

According to the company's founder, José Manuel Baena, Regemat 3D is Spain's first bioprinting company. Its technologies have been used by the PTS-based Biomedical Research Centre, which specialises in cell therapy, and by researcher Juan Antonio Marchal, professor of Anatomy and Embryology at the University of Granada's Faculty of Medicine, who is currently working on a project on cartilage regeneration.

Regemat 3D and its parent company Breca Health Care recently took part in Granada's 'Researchers' Night', exhibiting their technologies in one of the tents provided by the PTS Foundation.