Inventia enters into a distribution agreement for RASTRUM™ with SCRUM Inc in Japan

05 December 2022 | Monday | News

nventia Life Science, the Sydney-based biotech, a global leader in 3D cell culture and 3D bioprinting technology, announced a new exclusive distribution agreement with SCRUM Inc. As a result, SCRUM Inc has obtained exclusive sales rights for Inventia Life Science’s flagship 3D cell culture platform, RASTRUM™ in Japan.
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RASTRUM™, is a game-changing 3D cell culture platform that’s accelerating the quest to cure cancer and debilitating diseases. With applications in cell-based research including drug discovery and disease modeling, the RASTRUM™ 3D cell culture platform is revolutionising biomedical research.


RASTRUM™ is the world’s first high-throughput 3D cell culture platform designed specifically for cell biology. The RASTRUM™ platform is an automated platform powered by the RASTRUM™ 3D bioprinter to create complex 3D cell cultures quickly to mimic human tissue, by printing bioinks and cells in a highly controlled way. The innovative technology empowers scientists to print 3D cell cultures at unprecedented speed, replacing a time-consuming and manual process.


Producing complex 3D cell cultures that are compatible with a range of workflows and analysis techniques used in cell biology, RASTRUM™ enables scientists to spend more time on their research and less time on optimisation processes. It is designed with simplicity and speed in mind so that even a person without prior experience in bioprinting can use the platform and generate meaningful results in a quick and intuitive way that enables a streamlined user experience. 


Dr Julio Ribeiro, Inventia’s co-founder and CEO said “Japan is an ideal country to continue to expand our footprint internationally, due to it being the world’s second largest medtech and pharma market. By working with a distribution partner, we will have a strategic route to market for RASTRUM™. We have confidence that SCRUM Inc will work with us in helping RASTRUM™ Japanese customers which are world-leading scientists to utilise RASTRUM™ in their important drug discovery work. We are looking forward to our collaboration with SCRUM Inc and making an impact in Japan while supporting scientists in the fight against critical diseases such as cancer. Long term, we remain committed to accomplishing our goal of distribution expansion into new regions and market segments.”


Takemitsu Furuta, President of SCRUM said“We are very excited to have entered into a business partnership with Inventia. We have seen the development and applications of 3D bioprinting increase, especially in the last five years. Those new technologies have brought new innovations to the areas of life science research and drug discovery. We are proud to introduce Inventia’s RASTRUM™ and its technology to Japanese researchers involved in those fields. SCRUM has close relationships and good access to leading researchers in both academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies. We expect there to be synergistic effects of our existing products and RASTRUM™ and believe we can give researchers valuable to help them in their drug discoveries.”



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