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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