On June 1, 2021, Celerite Labs, The Forge client, filed another provisional patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent application is directed to a novel method of performing cell migration assays. The Hamilton-based biotechnology startup, founded by Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering, and Rakesh Sahu, Research Associate at McMaster University, is developing an innovative magnetic printing technology that can 3D print cells within few hours, without the need for any scaffolds.
The magnetic printing technology supports cancer research, wound healing, toxicity screening, disease modeling, and tissue engineering. The method is compatible with high-density microwell plate format, reproducible, easy to use, and allows creating complex hierarchical in-vitro models.