Organ as a Service
- Year: 2017
- Award: World Summit Award
- Category: Health & Well Being
- Producer: Mr. Lutz Kloke
- Organisation: Cellbricks GmbH & Intuity Media Lab GmbH
- Country: Germany
- URL: http://www.cellbricks.com
Organ-as-a-service is a unique link between biotechnology and software. This combination allows the production of physiological organ-models and aims to fight organ shortage. The team developed Computer-aided design software, which allows the user to create the file of a functional tissue model. This virtual structure could for example resemble a human organ. After creating the file the model can be produced via Bioprinting. This technology is 3D-printing with living biological material. Thus, Organ-as-a-service works as an assembly line for physiological tissues. To grant worldwide access to the software it is developed as a web-based platform. Therefore, every user who can access the web is eligible to use Organ-as-a-service. The production and distribution of the bioprinted objects is managed by the Organ-as-a-service team.
With this approach the platforms aims to give people easy access to modern biotechnology without having to buy the technology itself.