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Prizes and partnerships advancing
the regeneration, preservation, and
bioengineering of our vital organs to
address organ disease and the
global organ donor shortage.

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Current Prizes

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Liver Prize

Liver Prize

Our First Prize Rallies
Scientists Worldwide to
Bioengineer a Liver.

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This prize will produce viable
thick-tissue assays that can be
used to advance research on
human physiology.

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Help advance revolutionary tissue engineering
technology by sponsoring your own prize,
or partnering on our existing work.

  • Bill Widen Bill Widen
  • Mary Wu Mary Wu
  • Eileen Drezin Eileen Drezin
  • Carol Schutt Carol Schutt

They were some of the lucky ones

Millions of others are waiting for a new organ
worldwide. Many will die before receiving one.

We're here to change that.

The Growing Shortage

Growing Shortage Chart

The U.S. organ wait list has grown
exponentially, while the number
of organ donors has stagnated.

True need is almost 10X Larger

than official waiting lists suggest

Growing Shortage Chart

An estimated 35% of all U.S. deaths
could be prevented or significantly
delayed by organ transplantation.


The problem is even more
severe than in the US

Growing Shortage Chart

According to the World Health Organization,
organ transplants are currently meeting
less than 10% of global need.

Even if you are fortunate to receive a compatible
organ in time, you face serious challenges.

  • Cost


    Kidney transplants are $260,000
    in the U.S. Immunosuppressants,
    which must be taken annually,
    cost $10,000 per year.

  • Longevity


    Transplanted organs often don't
    last long. You need a new one
    every 5-15 years, forcing you to
    endure the waiting list each time.

  • Vitality


    Immunosuppressants that keep
    your body from rejecting an organ
    can harm your immune system,
    raising the odds of severe illness.

A new Reality

What if an organ could be made for you, exactly when you need it?

No Wait

No wait list

Instead of wishing and waiting
for years, you will have an organ
built for you safely with your
cells as the building blocks.

No Immunosuppression

No Immunosuppression

An organ made from your own
cells won't be rejected. You will
have a better life and save
$10,000 every year.

No Setbacks

No setbacks

A new organ made from you
won't go bad in 10-15 years.
You won't have to ever worry
about the other shoe dropping.

No Donors

No Donors

With your own organ, you
won't have to ask your friends
and family to face the difficult
choice of being a living donor.

A future where new organs
and tissues can be created
quickly and affordably


Within reach

Regenerative Medicineis coming of age

  • 3D tissue printing

    3D tissue printing

  • Synthetic Tracheas

    Synthetic tracheas

  • Lab-grown Bladders

    Lab-grown bladders

"Regenerative Medicine, with its promise of repairing
damaged tissues and growing replacement tissues
and whole organs, is the new frontier."

— 2020: A New Vision — A Future for Regenerative Medicine,
US Department of Health and Human Services Report

Yet few peopleknow about it

Public demand and research dollars are both severely lagging.

Annual U.S. Federal Research Funding:

Annual U.s. Federal Research Funding

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We are creating a series of prizes
and a supportive ecosystem to put
this cause on the map, right next
to AIDS and cancer research.

Within reach

Learn about the liver prize.

Learn about the vascular tissue challenge.

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