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There’s Only One 3D-Bioplotter®

Well, actually, we have three. But when medical researchers and manufacturers are talking about “the bioplotter,” that’s a nod to our bioprinter technology. A recognized world leader in biofabrication, EnvisionTEC’s 3D-Bioplotter family is being used for groundbreaking medical research and manufacturing. Launched in 2000, the 3D-Bioplotter is the most seasoned bioprinter in the market, backed by the most research, more than 150 research papers to date.

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Dipl. Chem. Carlos Carvalho, Process & Material Development, EnvisionTEC.

“I personally find it fascinating seeing what researchers will do with it next,” said Carlos Carvalho, who led the development of the fourth generation of the 3D-Bioplotter and has worked on the bioprinter since its infancy at the University of Freiburg in Germany. Carvalho cited as an example a 2012 paper about 3D printing graphene that was done with the 3D-Bioplotter as launching an entirely new area of research. The EnvisionTEC bioprinter has also been used to fabricate hyperelastic boneovary implants, a placenta model and is being used in bone regeneration research.

With three levels of functionality — Starter, Developer and Manufacturer — this family of bioprinters, as shown below, processes open-source biomaterials using air or mechanical pressure to a syringe, which can fabricate scaffolds to create tissue, organs and more. Our bioprinters are extremely accurate with X-Y repeatability down to 1 μm. All models have been designed for use in a sterile biosafety cabinet, meet standards for clinical trials and offer build sizes up to 192.4 cubic inches.

Developed at the University of Freiburg, the bioprinting technology used by the 3D-Bioplotter allows for maximum flexibility for research and development. The system uses modular components, such as sterilized heating and cooling cartridges, standard Luer-Lok syringes with standard needle-tip sizes and an easy-to-use 365 nm UV curing head. “It’s a popular tool because it’s a very flexible, but also user-friendly machine,” Carlos explained. The software also allows for maximum freedom in combining different materials using different temperatures.

Many machine features vary between models. For example, the Manufacturer model allows for 5 print heads and also includes a heated platform and sterile filter, which is recommended for cell and organ printing.

The 3D-Bioplotter family is also made with high-quality components and is extremely reliable, allowing R&D to spend more time printing. Rahul Roy, a North American service and applications engineer and 3D-Bioplotter expert, credits the German engineering and manufacturing. The 3D-Bioplotter, he said, “is built like a battleship.”

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3D-BIOPLOTTER®入门级系列

3D生物打印机入门级系列适用于对组织工程领域尚不熟悉,并对材料处理和自动化要求很低的研究团队。该系列包含与其它两款3D生物打印机相同的硬件和软件,但缺少模块化能力和平台温度控制。3D生物打印机入门级系列配有两个固定高温打印头。

Filters Included

Particle

Platform Temperature Control

No

Primary Markets

3D-BIOPLOTTER® 开发级系列

3D-BIOPLOTTER®开发级系列适用于不熟悉组织工程领域的研究团队,也可用于专业化应用,有限的打印能力仍可满足要求。该系列包括与制造者系列相同的基本硬件和软件,但缺少相机和停机位功能。

Filters Included

Particle and Sterile

Platform Temperature Control

Yes (Chiller not included): -10° - 80°C (14° - 176°F)

Primary Markets

3D-Bioplotter® 制造级系列

3D生物打印机制造级系列是适用于高级组织工程和生产环境的工具。该系列是功能最全、技术最先进的3D生物打印机,一次打印可使用5种材料,并具有紫外光固化能力和加热和冷却平台选项。

Filters Included

Sterile and Particle

Platform Temperature Control

Yes (Chiller Included): -10° - 80°C (15° - 176° F)

Primary Markets

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