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Gabriel Liguori, CEO of startup TissueLabs and researcher at InCor , was nominated for the Innovators Under 35 LATAM award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (IMT)

In July 2019, more than 35,500 people were waiting for organ transplants in Brazil. In the same month last year, the number jumped to 46,181, an increase of 30%, according to data from the Ministry of Health. To change the lives of thousands of people waiting for an organ donation, Gabriel Liguori, doctor and researcher at the Instituto do Coração (InCor) do Hospital das Clínicas of Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (HCFMUSP), created TissueLabs. A startup that develops different materials for creating organs and artificial tissues in the laboratory.

Liguori's project placed him on the list of the 35 most innovative young people, under the age of 35 in Latin America, from Innovators Under 35 LATAM I 2020, Spanish edition of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (IMT) magazine. The result came out in last December.

“I would say it is an early recognition of what we have been doing, but it certainly encourages us to continue. Being recognized by MIT as one of the most innovative young people, shows that you are on the right path”, said the 31 years old, doctor Gabriel Liguori.

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