The Birth of a New Industry
“The only difference between science fiction and science is timing...”
Dean Kamen's Vision
After inventing an impressive array of innovative medical devices, Dean Kamen set his sights on a new goal - inventing an entire industry. In 2017, Kamen started ARMI, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute - an organization whose mission is to “make practical the large-scale manufacturing of engineered tissues and tissue-related technologies, to benefit existing industries and grow new ones.”
“At the intersection of 3D printing and biotechnology, we are turning science-fiction into science…”
ARMI brings together public and private institutions including medical schools, engineering schools, private industry, and research laboratories to work toward the goal of scaling up the process of creating human tissues and organs through biofabrication.
ARMI is the seed, and it’s growing in Manchester, New Hampshire
The heart of this new industry is Manchester, New Hampshire, where Dean Kamen plans to “develop a trained and ready workforce” that will be needed. As the industry grows, a wide variety of job opportunities will be available to individuals trained in STEM fields.