Monday, June 6, 2016

Print Your Own Human Organs with a $10,000 Desktop 3D Printer

INC Magazine recently featured the founders of BioBots on their 11th Annual 30 Under 30 List.  Here's a snippet from the article:

BioBots, a startup that creates desktop 3-D printers that can produce living tissue. The entrepreneurs used existing 3-D printing components that were primarily meant for manufacturing plastics and metals and used them to build a bioprinter. The result is a bioprinter far less expensive than most of its competitors: At $10,000, BioBots products are accessible to labs that can't afford the hundreds of thousands of dollars 3-D printers usually cost. And while most bioprinters can take up entire rooms and have many moving parts, BioBots builds machines about the size of a microwave.

Here's more details on the company's plans from the 2015 TechCrunch Disrupt:

Need a replacement organ? Want to test a new drug? 3D print living tissue made from your own cells without gluing or scorching it to death thanks to BioBots-3D.
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