Name: Adam Micha
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Position: Hardware product developer
Hi Adam! Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello! I’m Adam, designer of machines and things that move. I have a background in Industrial design engineering and product development. I’ve been with Cellink on and off since the beginning but started full time last year.
I got exposed to the benefits of rapid prototyping and 3D printing while studying at Chalmers and have since worked in the field of additive manufacturing.
I have a keen interest in mechanical systems, manufacturing, machining, industrial design and always try to keep myself up to date with the latest methods and technologies.
As a person I always try to be kind and honest. Just going through the offices in the morning and wishing my colleagues a good morning really gives me, and hopefully them, a good start of the day. In the end, it is the relationships we foster that will help us work through tougher times as a team.
When I’m not working or spending time with my two daughters, I try to find time to enjoy arts. If you happen to be close to a Lars Lerin exhibition, I’d really recommend going there!
What sparked your interest to work with 3D Bioprinting?
I was already deep in the world of additive manufacturing when I first heard of bioprinting, and Cellink was my first exposure to the technology. It has a lot of common elements to FDM 3D-printing and my fascination has more to do with the application of the technology itself. I mean, while I develop cool and innovative ways to deposit the constructs and materials, it is the materials themselves that really blows my mind! And to be able to work with the brilliant minds in the Bioink and Tissue Engineering team is a true privilege.
What do you hope to see happen with 3D Bioprinting during your lifetime?
I certainly hope to still be in the industry when we go to print actual organs for transplantation. Many say this is a long time until this happens, but looking at the pace of development, I think it may happen sooner than one may expect! Imagine printing a liver or a kidney with the patients own cells, it would be a complete revolution of the medical sciences. And we’re steaming ahead towards that future!
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Perhaps width of my working experience? I’m a bit older than most other people working at Cellink, and I’ve been working as a personal assistant, in care for elderly people, with landscaping, in sales, as a firefighter and security guard, among other things.
I’m also an okay horseback rider. I love horses and it seems to be mutual.
What was your dream job as a child?
As a kid I always brought home junk and tore it apart to see the inner workings. That could have been a sign of things to come, but I am and has always been a huge space enthusiast. I wanted to go to space. In some ways I still do. Don’t we need to set up a bioprinting facility on the dark side of the moon?
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
I’d like to live for a thousand years. Maybe not really a superpower, but I’m a technology freak and I’d like to see where we’re at as a species in a millennia.