Member Contact: Dr Christos Papadimitriou
Position: CEO & Managing Director
Industry: Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
The Company: Tessara Therapeutics Pty Ltd (Melbourne, Australia) is a biotechnology company that develops RealBrain™ technology – manufactured 3D human mimetic brain tissue – for use as a drug discovery model and as a tissue replacement therapy, to break longstanding therapeutic barriers for brain diseases.
Breakthrough technology: 3D human tissue models are in great demand by the global pharmaceutical industry. Several successful companies are selling 3D human models of liver, kidney, heart, intestine, cancer and fibrosis. However, the complexity of brain tissue has proven particularly difficult to replicate. Tessara employs a fully-automated manufacturing process to combine human neural stem cells with proprietary biomaterials in “just the right” 3D micro-environment to induce high fidelity, natural development of RealBrain™ human neural tissue – as real as it gets in a petri dish.