Bio3D Technologies a new start-up company based in Singapore, has this week unveiled a new type of 3D printer in the form of the 3D bio-printer called the Life-Printer, that is capable of printing living tissue.
The new Life-Printer 3D printer is capable of printing 2D and 3D prints of bio-materials such as cells, proteins, bacteria and bio-gels and its creations can be built to precise 2D structures or by combining the layers to create 3D living tissue prints.
The new Bio3D Technologies Life-Printer is the very first modular bio-printer on the market that allows users to swap out different modules depending on the materials and requirements of the required living tissue.
Features of the Life-Printer include multiple print heads, modular design, printing auto-alignment, as well as software in the form of Bio3D’s EASY Editor and Visual Editor that provide easy setup and printing as well as accepting voice commands.
Bio3D Technologies has already been able to successfully printed heart cells using their Life-Printer technology and Fan Mingwei, Co-founder and Director Fan of Bio3D Technologies explains 3D bio-printing is a “revolutionary tool” to speed up research, drug development and improve accuracy, as well as drastically reducing the costs associated with medical trials.
The Bio3D Technologies living tissue 3D printer is available to purchase from between $3,000 and $10,000 depending on your requirements and are also available to lease.