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For more information contact:
Kathie Mahoney, MassMEP,
Shari Worthington, PR Counsel, Telesian Technology,

MassMEP Partners in New Manufacturing USA Institute

The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) will receive
nearly $300 million in public-private investment from leading manufacturers,
universities, nonprofit organizations, and the federal government to develop
scalable manufacturing processes for engineered tissues and organs.

January 16, 2018 – Worcester, MA – MassMEP is pleased to announce that it is part of the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), a new public-private Manufacturing USA initiative. Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, ARMI is the 12th Manufacturing USA Institute. ARMI brings together a consortium of nearly 100 partner organizations from industry, government, academia, and the non-profit sector to develop next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues and organs. 

"MassMEP is excited to be part of ARMI, providing resources to the manufacturing companies in Massachusetts. Our partnership with ARMI and the other Manufacturing USA Institutes expands the breadth of services that MassMEP can offer to its clients," stated John Killam, President, MassMEP.

Approximately $80 million from the federal government will be combined with more than $200 million in cost sharing to support the development of tissue and organ manufacturing capabilities. As part of continuing efforts to help revitalize American manufacturing and incentivize companies to invest in new technology development in the United States, ARMI will lead the Advanced Tissue Biofabrication (ATB) Manufacturing USA Institute on behalf of the Department of Defense.

Under the umbrella of Manufacturing USA, a public-private network that invests in the development of world-leading manufacturing technologies, ARMI will work to integrate and organize the fragmented collection of industry practices and domestic capabilities in tissue Biofabrication technology to better position the US relative to global competition. ARMI will also focus on accelerating regenerative tissue research and creating state-of-the-art manufacturing innovations in biomaterial and cell processing for critical Department of Defense and civilian needs.

"We need to develop 21st century tools for engineered tissue manufacturing that will allow these innovations to be widely available – similar to how a 15th century tool (the printing press) allowed knowledge to spread widely during the Renaissance," said inventor Dean Kamen, ARMI's chairman.

ARMI's efforts are supported by 47 industrial partners, 26 academic and academically affiliated partners, and 14 government and nonprofit partners. The ARMI partnership continues to grow.

About MassMEP
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), part of the national NIST MEP system, is a leading resource for manufacturers. Committed to success in manufacturing, MassMEP transforms companies through solutions focused on innovative growth, operational excellence, and workforce development. The organization cultivates a sustainable community built on supportive relationships, idea sharing, achievement, and next generation manufacturing.  For more information, visit www.massmep.org.

About ARMI
The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), headquartered in Manchester, NH, is the 12th Manufacturing USA Institute. It brings together a consortium of nearly 100 partners from across industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector to develop next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues and organs. ARMI will work to organize the current fragmented domestic capabilities in tissue Biofabrication technology to better position the U.S. relative to global competition. For more information on ARMI, please visit www.ARMIUSA.org.

For further information contact:
Kathie Mahoney
MassMEP
100 Grove St.
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-831-7020
Email:
Web: http://www.massmep.org

PR Office:
Shari Worthington, President
Telesian Technology Inc.
49 Midgley Lane
Worcester, MA 01604 USA
+1 508.755.5242, Fax: +1 508.795.1636
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