Faces of Bioprinting: Meet CELLINK Asia Marketing Specialist Sophy Fu

Name: Sophy Fu

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Position: Marketing Specialist

Hey, Bioprinting community! I’m Sophy,  I’m the marketing specialist in charge of the Asia market at Cellink. I have two master’s degrees in both international marketing and applied psychology. Before joining Cellink, I worked in the medical device industry and engaged in clinical marketing of angiography systems. In my previous work, I saw many patients who were constantly suffering from illnesses without renewable or alternative medical resources.

So, after I met Cellink and had the honor of joining Cellink, I was acutely aware of the significance of 3D Bioprinting for biomedicine. 3D Bioprinting can not only solve some problems that traditional medicine can’t solve but also will improve traditional medicine to serve patients faster and better. In addition, 3D Bioprinting can significantly reduce drug development time, increase success rate, reduce the use of experimental animals, and even accelerate the development of advanced medical technology such as autologous organ transplantation.

Now every time when I mention my work with friends, everyone feels incredible about it, they feel that I work in a mysterious high-tech company and live a life like a movie every day.  I can only shrug and say, well, this is how cool Cellink is.

What sparked your interest to work with 3D Bioprinting?

In my previous work, I spent most of my time in different hospitals. Whenever I encountered patients with an autologous tissue defect (such as joint defects or kidney failure) but had no treatment or they can only wait on the organ transplant list,  I constantly feel that we can only do so little in front of the powerful illness. Most of the time, patients are like a small kid standing alone on the beach facing a huge tsunami.

But now, the feeling that 3D Bioprinting technology brings to me is that no matter how many problems there are in reality, there is always a group of brave people who are using their wisdom saving lives and changing world, paving the way for the future of mankind. They will always light the hope and find a way out in front of the ruthless illness.

I am so proud of being able to join them in Cellink.

What do you hope to see happen with 3D Bioprinting during your lifetime?

The use of printed organs completely replaces experimental animals, enabling a variety of printed organs and tissue transplants with an autologous cell, helping scientists find ways to cure advanced cancer.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I have my own bicycle shop and cycling club in China as a part-time hobby 😀

What was your dream job as a child?

Since my dad was a pilot and my mom was a cabin crew, I’ve always wanted to become a world traveler when I was little.  Now I’ve become an international marketer and get to travel for this cool career, I feel like this is a better version of my dream come true.

If you could have one superpower what would it be

Magic, I’m a huge Harry Potter fan 😀

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