the ‘MakerBot of biology.´

3D Printer for living tissue

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Danny Cabrera, the co-founder of Biobots, says, “As soon as you get a BioBot, you can print something. What we’re doing is we’re saying anybody can do this. [It’s] this MakerBot of biology idea.”

Biobots says,” A Philadelphia-based startup has developed a desktop 3D printer for printing biomaterials. The 3D printer called BioBot 1 was demoed at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in May 2015. Biobots were found to be the most innovative startup out of 48 startups at the SXSW Accelerator in Austin. Biobot 1 uses a compressed air pneumatic system to control the printing operation precisely.  Biobots have developed biomaterial that is placed in the syringe along with cells for printing. The biomaterial hardens as it is extruded.  Biobot 1 uses visible blue light to cure the biomaterial. Unlike UV light, visible blue light is not harmful to living tissue. The technology can 3D print living tissue such as cartilage, bone, or liver. The technology can find valuable applications in the clinical development of the drug. Biobots aim at bringing down the cost of bioprinting significantly. Typical bioprinters cost in the range of hundred thousand dollars. Biobots managed to bring down the cost by an order of magnitude. Biobot 1 is also designed for ease of use.¨

The world’s only six-axis 3D bioprinter. Meet BioBot, the ‘MakerBot of biology.’

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