Head quarter: Italia, Genova
Category: Life Science
(H2020-SMEphase1, H2020SealOfExcellence2019, H2020-FETOPEN-B2B, Bioinitaly2018 Novartis award, UnicreditStartLab2018, ImpactHub acceleration2017, StartupGrind2019, HelloTomorrow2019, ITWIIN2019)
Founders: Maurizio Aiello, Silvia Scaglione, Marco Massimo Fato, Giuseppe Poggi
React4life is an italian innovative startup that has patented the Multi in vitro Organ (MIVO) device, an innovative fluid-dynamic, multi-chamber cell culture system which is able to emulate portions of the human body. MIVO can host 2D and 3D human living tissues, with fluidic circulation recapitulating the human physiology. It replaces state-of-the art static in vitro tests and it significantly is able to reduce use of animal testing. Benefits for customers are more reliability (scientific results culturing cancer models in-vitro that have been observed neither in animal models nor by using traditional 2D in vitro tests), time and cost reduction, customizable. Applications are pharma (i.e. drug efficacy tests), medical devices (i.e. skin absorption), nutraceutical (i.e. intestinal permeation), cosmetics, where MIVO is already used for some patented tests.