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Vitrolabs

Vitrolabs

Vitrolabs is a San Francisco based company developing lab-grown leather and pelts for fashion and interiors, with aspirations to use their platform to grow human organs.

Vitrolabs is a San Francisco based company developing lab-grown leather and pelts for fashion and interiors with aspirations to use their platform to grow human organs . Founded in 2016, the idea for Vitrolabs came from a scientist and a surgeon who realised that the same technology for creating artificial skin for burn victims could be applied to leather . Ingvar Helgason, co-founder and CEO of Vitrolabs, has a background in the fashion industry . Vitrolabs was incubated at Fashion Tech Lab .

Vitrolabs is using stem cell technologies and 3D tissue engineering . Sustainable leather will be developed from cow, ostrich and crocodile cells .

Vitrolabs has received seed funding in 2017 from Firstminute Capital and FTL Ventures .

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Engineered skin equivalent, method of manufacture thereof and products derived therefrom

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4/21/2016

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Ingvar Helgason

Co-founder, CEO

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A Glimpse Of Fashion’s Future: Laboratory Leather & Recycled Clothes | CleanTechnica

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