Inspired by Prellis
Mackinley Kath, Optical Engineer
Mackinley Kath, Prellis' Optical Engineer, sits down with Tess Remick, Prellis’ Marketing Associate, to give us a bit of insight into some of her thoughts, hopes, and dreams for our company’s future.
When you first learned about Prellis Biologics and the vision of the company, what were some of your initial thoughts?
When I first learned about Prellis, I was really excited about the mission, amazed by the technology, and immediately wanted to contribute. Developing advanced technologies in order to ultimately print living human tissue and organs really spoke to me. Prellis has possibility of helping so many people who would otherwise be stuck waiting on a list for a donation. Part of me was excited to be a part of that mission and have the chance to make a difference and help people, and another part of me was excited to learn about and contribute to the cool technology that makes it possible.
When you reflect on your team at Prellis, does anything stand out to you as being really unique?
One of the best things about the team at Prellis is how interdisciplinary we are. I'm always kept up to date on the progress and achievements that other teams outside of my own are making and learning about how they are contributing to the greater vision of the company. It's a great environment where there is constant collaboration across a wide variety of teams. The cross-functional collaboration makes working at Prellis very rewarding.
What excites you most about the company’s future?
When I imagine the company's future, I imagine us printing tissues and organs that will be used by people everyday. I see the vision for Prellis making huge advances in the fields of health and technology. I was so amazed by our ability to pivot when the pandemic started and dive headfirst into antibody research, as well as my team for being able to design and build a printer that far exceeds the specs of our previous printers. Whether it's the optics that my team develops or the biology and chemistry necessary for making a living tissue, I constantly feel us moving closer to ultimately achieving our vision of printed human tissue and other great research and innovations.