Long Live


We love animals. We love this planet. And guess what? We also love leather. That left us only one option: invent a way to harmlessly grow the material we love.

We believe technology can bring us back to a time when humans lived in harmony with nature. We're committed to pursuing innovations that can help maintain that balance for eons to come.



Team Leads

Ingvar Helgason

CEO & Co-Founder

Dr. Craig Halberstadt

Chief Science Officer

Timothy Mackin

Director of Facilities

Elson Shih

Cell Biology Lead

Dr. Dusko Ilic

Co-Founder & Advisor

François Saïx

Chief Product Officer

Jennifer Hollingsworth

Associate Director of People Operations

Lee Sierad

Associate Director of Bioreactor Design

Alexia Krispin

Chief Operating Officer

You You Xia

Director of Marketing & Communications

Shrutika Mehta

Associate Director, Bioprocess Engineering

Rui Tang

Associate Director of Biomaterials

We're Hiring!

Our vision is to become the world’s largest tissue-engineering platform—first, by developing real, ethical calf, crocodile, and ostrich leather for use across a range of industries. Then, we’ll work to evolve the technology for regenerative medicine. If you’re interested in building this process with us, apply!