Aspect Biosystems secures Pangaea Ventures led 1st round of VC financing

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By Ted Liu

Aspect Biosystems Ltd., a biotechnology company commercializing cutting-edge bioprinting technologies, has announced the completion of its first institutional round of financing led by Pangaea Ventures, and included investments by Endure Capital, Pallasite Ventures, Relentless Pursuit Partners, and other new and existing investors.

Aspect will use proceeds from this financing to fund ongoing technology and product development, expand its strategic partnerships, and ultimately accelerate the commercialization of its Lab-on-a-Printer™ bioprinting platform and tissue applications.

“We believe 3D bioprinting technology has tremendous potential to improve the way we develop therapeutics and treat disease and are excited to bring on a group of quality investors who believe in our bold vision,” said Tamer Mohamed, President and CEO of Aspect Biosystems. “With the financial and strategic support of our investors and partners, we will continue to use our Lab-on-a-Printer™ bioprinting technology to enable critical advancements in biological research, therapeutic development, and clinical practice.”

“Pangaea has been following the progress of Aspect for the last several years and has witnessed the tremendous progress over that time,” said Andrew Haughian, Partner at Pangaea Ventures. “We truly believe Aspect has developed the world’s leading bioprinting platform and we’re absolutely thrilled to partner with the team as the company enters an exciting period of growth.”

Founded in 2013, Aspect Biosystems is operating at the leading edge of 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering. The company’s proprietary Lab-on-a-Printer™ platform technology is enabling advances in understanding fundamental biology, disease research, development of novel therapeutics, and regenerative medicine. In addition to its internal programs, Aspect is focused on strategically partnering with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as academic researchers, to create physiologically and commercially relevant tissues. These tissues are used to advance and accelerate the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies.

Established in 2000, Pangaea Ventures is a world leader in advanced materials venture capital. It invests in companies using advanced material technologies that make our world better. Pangaea has built an outstanding portfolio addressing multi-billion dollar markets in energy, electronics, health and sustainability. Its unmatched materials network spans multiple industry verticals, and includes world-leading Strategic Limited Partners across North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

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