World Biomaterials Congress 2016 Poster Presentations

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BioBots presented two posters at the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal. Check out the posters and introductions below.

BioBots for Standardizing the 3D Bioprinting of Bioinks

Introduction: Developments in 3D bioprintingtechnologies and biomaterials allow for the enhanced fabrication of 3D culture environments with complex geometries and designs.1,2 While a variety of 3D printers are commercially available for sale, many of these tools lack a diverse catalogue of standardized biomaterials. Here a series of commercially available bioinks, including gelatin methacrylate (gelMA)and lithium phenyl-2,4,6-trimethylbenzoylphosphinate (BioKey), sodium alginate and calcium chloride (CaCl2), pluronicF127, polycaprolactone(PCL) and poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) are characterized with the BioBot1. These bioinksare the start of a growing catalogue of standard reagents that will allow for creation of diverse, reproducible 3D environments.

BioBot 1 – Perfect Balance Between Accessibility and Printability

Introduction: Bioprinters have been arising in all shapes, sizes, and prices around the world as scientists, engineers, and industry begin to acknowledge their value to fabricate 3D tissues using a wide range of materials.1 Over the past year we have placed over 50 BioBots Beta units into the hands of scientists around the world. We have worked closely with bioprinting gurus and incorporated their feedback into a new device, the BioBot 1TM – a blend between versatility and accessibility. Here we demonstrate the BioBot 1’s ability to easily build new constructs using a wide range of standardized materials that is leading to next generation tissues.