Polish scientists from the Foundation of Research and Science Development have achieved success on a global scale. Less than a year ago they printed the world’s first vascularised prototype of a bionic pancreas. They are currently conducting a preclinical study. The breakthrough technology of the Poles marks a medical revolution, which opens the way for the development of further pioneering medical therapies.
The bioprinting of tissues and organs is the future of modern medicine, which will change the lives of many patients. Therefore, scientists working on bionic pancreas decided to significantly expand the scope of their research. The aim of the Foundation is to create the European Centre of Medical Biotechnology. The innovative research and clinical centre will not only allow diabetics to have a bionic pancreas transplanted, but also to develop other innovative therapies. The Multidisciplinary Centre will combine several areas: biotechnology, bioengineering, medical diagnostics, personalised medicine and treatment using stem cells. Polish scientists want to create a unique place on a global scale, where they will carry out all phases of scientific research. From the first laboratory tests to the practical application of the therapy to patients. As they argue, only such a solution will guarantee effective resolution to the most serious medical problems of the 21st century.
The creation of the Centre requires huge financial outlays, that is why they operate in multiple ways. They apply for grants in Poland and the European Union and invite investors to cooperation. For this purpose they will also donate from all fundraising campaigns conducted in 2020. In order to raise first funds for the construction of this modern centre, the Foundation, in cooperation with professional auction house, is organizing an unusual charity auction. Instead of ordinary images, you will be able to bid unusual photographs from under the microscope. The photos taken during the work on the bionic pancreas will take the audience deep into the printed organ. Each subsequent photo is a piece of history. Stories about people with passion who want to discover the “white spots” on the map of science and thus save the health and lives of millions – says Michał Wszoła MD, PhD, project manager.
The charity auction “Bionic Revolutions” will take place on March 12th in Warsaw. The initiative of Polish scientists can be supported online from anywhere in the world by bidding through the OneBid portal. Supporting the Foundation is an investment in the development of science and a chance to acquire a unique work of art. Participation in the auction requires prior registration (click HERE).
Take part in the auction and help make a breakthrough in medicine! More information on https://fundacjabirn.pl/en/auction/
The Polish Foundation of Research and Science Development is one of the few research centres in the world to carry out advanced work on tissue and organ bioprinting. The use of bionic pancreas in clinical practice will revolutionize the treatment of diabetes and be one of the greatest medical successes of the 21st century. You can follow the course and progress of the project on the Foundation’s Facebook fanpageand on the website.