Aleph Objects, the prestigious manufacturer of LulzBot 3D printers, announced a new partnership with bio-ink developer FluidForm, to manufacture new bioprinting hardware available this summer.
In order to manufacture bioprinting hardware and achieve a long-term goal of creating functional tissues, Aleph Objects, known for its popular LulzBot 3D printers, is collaborating with 3D bioprinter developer, FluidForm.
“We’re still at the very beginning of being able to build real functional tissues with 3D bioprinting. Collaborations like the one we are building with LulzBot will help make this a reality faster,” explains FluidForm CTO Adam Feinberg.
FluidForm developed the Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels (FRESH) platform which researchers use to 3D print bioinks and soft materials in one print. This work was developed at Carnegie Mellow University’s Regenerative Biomaterials and Therapeutics Group.
According to a press release, the first jointly-developed bioprinting solution will be available later this summer with more to come.
3D bioprinting is already being used in a huge range of industries from pharmaceuticals and food to cell-based biosensors and health care goods. In the next ten years, it’s hoped that the technology will also replace some animal testing and even be used to print customized human tissues.
What’s also important: Aleph Object’s printers have so far been open source, making the printers adaptable and hackable – something the scientific community needs for faster development.
Needless to say, 3D bioprinting is already a huge industry which is expected to grow significantly. It’s no wonder that Aleph Objects is interested in bringing its 3D printing flair to bioprinting and get a slice of the action.
Aleph Objects CEO and President Grant Flaharty adds: “Combining proven expertise in professional 3D printers and hardware with 3D biofabrication technology is going to be an absolute game-changer. The market for 3D bioprinters and 3D bioprinted tissues is estimated to grow to $1.9 billion by 2028.”
To find out more about Aleph Objects’ latest foray into bioprinting, make sure to visit the LulzBot website.
Source: Business Wire
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