The new Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) at Cincinnati Children’s is a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs using advances in developmental biology and stem cell technologies to revolutionize personalized medicine and improve patient care.

Our world-renowned scientists have developed a way to use stem cells from patients to generate miniature organs, known as organoids. These organoids are a revolutionary platform to understanding disease, developing new personalized treatments and, ultimately, generating tissue for transplantation.

Thanks to a gift from the Farmer Family Foundation, we’ll be able to advance this innovation faster, and you can help. The foundation will match every gift to CuSTOM up to $5 million—now is the time your support can have the most impact on this life-saving work.

For more information on how you can support CuSTOM, please contact James Cleetus at 513-636-1166 or

To learn about commercialization opportunities, you can contact Olesya Rockel at 513-636-4742 or