Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When was Organovo founded?

Organovo, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 to advance bioprinting technology and began its operations in San Diego, California in January 2009. Read more about our history.

What is the relationship between Organovo Holdings, Inc. and Organovo, Inc.?

Organovo, Inc. has been an operating company in San Diego, California since 2009 and currently operates as a fully owned subsidiary of Organovo Holdings, Inc. As a vehicle to provide capital for Organovo, Inc.’s operations and to provide access to public markets for equity securities, Organovo, Inc. entered into a reverse merger with Organovo Holdings, Inc. in February 2012 concurrent with a private placement financing. Organovo Holdings, Inc. was a publicly traded shell company before completion of the reverse merger. Upon effectiveness of the reverse merger, former officers and directors of Organovo Holdings, Inc. resigned their positions and officers and directors associated with Organovo, Inc. assumed control of Organovo Holdings, Inc.

Who are Organovo’s customers?

Our customers span the globe including the U.S, Europe and Asia and we continue to penetrate the Top 25 global pharmaceutical companies. We also work with smaller enterprises and private venture-backed companies.

What published studies are there on Organovo’s scientific results?

As discussed in our press releases and SEC filings, we have conducted and intend to continue to conduct in-depth research studies. We won’t publish everything we do in our labs given the proprietary nature of our work, but we have published a significant number of these studies. Our 8-K filings and press releases have featured brief descriptions of these studies including our presentation of scientific results at various scientific and technical conferences. In addition, there are many peer-reviewed journal publications on our core technology. We anticipate additional publications in the future. Please see Science & Technology Publications for a comprehensive list of publications and white papers on our science and technology.

Where is Organovo located?

Our headquarters is located in San Diego, California.

How many employees does Organovo have?

As of March 31, 2019, we had approximately 70 full-time employees.

When did Organovo become publicly traded?

The common stock of Organovo Holdings, Inc. became publicly traded in the OTC market on February 14, 2012.

Where is Organovo traded and what is the ticker symbol?

Organovo’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol ONVO.

What is Organovo’s CUSIP?

Our CUSIP is 68620A 10 4.

What is Organovo’s fiscal year-end? When does Organovo report earnings? How can I listen to the webcast for the earnings report?

Our fiscal year ends on March 31. Our quarters end on June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31. We typically report earnings in connection with the filing of our Annual and Quarterly Reports (Form 10-K or Form 10-Q). In general, we are required to file a Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q within 40 days from December 31, June 30, and September 30, and an Annual Report on Form 10-K within 70 days of March 31 each year. You can find our earnings webcast in the Events and Quarterly Earnings sections of our website.

How can I receive Organovo’s annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements, earnings reports and other SEC filings?

Our annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements, earnings reports and other SEC filings are available for viewing and downloading in the SEC Filings and Quarterly Results sections of our website. These documents are also available at If you would like a hard copy of our investor kit or any of these documents, you can e-mail or fill out the request form at Contact Us.

When and where is the Organovo Annual Stockholders Meeting?

We generally hold our Annual Meeting of Stockholders in July. We will announce the date of our Annual Meeting of Stockholders in the proxy statement we provide to our stockholders and file with the SEC for the relevant year.

Can I purchase Organovo common stock directly from the Company?

No. Organovo does not have a direct stock purchase plan. You may purchase Organovo’s common stock through a registered brokerage or stock purchase service provider of your choice.

Does Organovo pay a cash dividend?

No. We have never declared or paid a cash dividend for our common stock, nor do we expect to pay any cash dividends for our common stock in the foreseeable future.

Who is Organovo’s transfer agent?

Continental Stock Transfer and Trust. They can be reached at or 1-800-509-5586.

What is a transfer agent?

A transfer agent is a regulated organization that keeps track of registered stockholder records and information (including change of address, telephone number and name), canceling or issuing stock certificates and resolving problems related to lost, destroyed or stolen certificates. If your shares are held in street name (i.e. by your broker), you must contact your broker for these services.

Who is Organovo’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm?

Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. serves as Organovo’s independent auditor.

Who is Organovo’s securities counsel?

Gunderson Dettmer, LLP serves as Organovo’s securities counsel.

Where can I find a list of Organovo’s Board of Directors?

Please see Board of Directors.

Can I tour Organovo’s facility?

Our introductory video provides representative exterior and interior views of our San Diego facility, and provides a view of our NovoGen MMX Bioprinter® in operation. The cleanroom environment in which our bioprinters operate renders tours impractical. In addition, access to our laboratories is limited to individuals with required safety training.