David Martos

Biomedical engineer

David Martos is a biomedical engineer with expertise on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Five years ago, David decided he wanted to bridge the gap between engineering and biology. This passion has led him to his current role at Engitix, a biotech startup, as a tissue engineer and biomaterial scientist. David researches the properties of organ scaffolding (the structure within which cells reside), as part of a process called “decellularisation”. Decellularisation is a process that removes cells from a tissue or organ, leaving only the organ scaffolding, which can then be used to recycle organs that otherwise would be discarded. Outside of the lab, David volunteers at the charity, Street Cafe, which helps rough sleepers in London work towards financial independence. David also loves teaching salsa and practicing calligraphy.

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