Bio3D Technologies made an affordable 3D printer that works with biological materials.
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A Singapore-based company wants to make 3D bioprinting available to the masses. They've designed a printer called the Life Printer X, which say they is affordable and can print objects using both synthetic and biological materials. As Plastics Today notes, this would allow users to print items like cell-infused scaffolds.
The Bio3D website describes Life Printer X as "the first modular bioprinter to give you the options and ultimate versatility to use bio- and microprinting affordably in any life science, chemistry, and engineering studies."
The printer has different modules that can be swapped in and out depending on what users are printing, allowing anything from cells, and antibodies to plastics to be printed during the same session.