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TissueInformatics Inc.

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

In 1997, reconstructive surgeon Peter Johnson, MD, the founder and president of the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, saw an opportunity in TissueInformatics Inc. to support the tissue engineering industry with informatics tools that enabled the analysis and digital cataloguing of tissue images and data. But it appears that the usefulness of TissueInformatics' platform extends beyond tissue engineering--the company has come along at just the right time to also serve a growing need for digital tissue analysis tools by biorepositories as well as by pharmaceutical companies using tissue samples to validate genomics discovery efforts.

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