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Andras Forgacs

An entrepreneur in tissue engineering, Andras Forgacs is the co-founder and CEO of Modern Meadow, a company developing fundamentally new ways to grow meat and leather with better properties, no need for animal slaughter and much lower inputs of land, water, energy and chemicals. Modern Meadow has been recognized among the 100 most brilliant companies of 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine. Previously, Andras co-founded Organovo (NYSE: ONVO), which uses 3D bioprinting to create human tissues for pharmaceutical research and medical applications. Organovo’s bioprinting technology was recognized as one of TIME magazine’s inventions of the year in 2010 and by MIT Technology Review on its TR50 list of most innovative companies for 2012. Earlier, Andras had served as a consultant with McKinsey and developed award winning financial technology products with Citigroup.