At the Annual Meeting at ZHAW Waedenswil on 22 October 2015, the TEDD-Network (Tissue Engineering for Drug Development and Substance Testing) celebrated its 5th anniversary. Since its foundation, TEDD has become an internationally renowned competence centre and includes currently 91 members from academia and industry. They cover the entire development and value chain.
“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress; working together is success”. This comment of the American industrialist Henry Ford inspired Professor Ursula Graf- Hausner, Head of Research of Cell Culture Technology and Tissue Engineering at ZHAW Waedenswil, when in 2010 she founded the TEDD network together with InSphero AG, Swiss leading supplier of organotypic in vitro 3D micro tissues for drug testing. Convinced of the TEDD concept, Gebert Ruef Foundation funded the first steps.