DoD Funds New Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Consortium

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 — The Defense Department will fund an 87-member coalition to develop next-generation manufacturing techniques for repairing and replacing cells, tissues and organs for wounded service members, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics announced yesterday at the White House.

Frank Kendall introduced the winning consortium — led by the nonprofit Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute, headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, — whose industry, academic and government members will be part of the new Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Innovation Institute, or ATB-MII.

The institute is the 12th manufacturing hub awarded by the Obama administration, seven of them so far led by DoD.

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