October 5th 2021 Copner Biotech (Lead) announces collaboration with Jellagen part funded by a SMART Cymru Innovation Award of £123,724.
Jellagen world leaders in Marine Biotechnologies developing an innovative BioINK based on Jellyfish Collagen Type 0 to be printed with the Next Generation 3D extrusion Bio Printer GRAPE S1 developed by Copner Biotech.
Copner Biotech’s novel approach to bioprinting couples microfluidic droplet deposition with raster-style, sequential printer head movement. This method of deposition is firstly optimised to the user’s own BioINK via our, ‘droplet optimisation protocol’ before users can print personalised 3D constructs. Microfluidic droplet deposition performed in this manner unlocks a new level of precision and control during the bioprinting process.
GRAPE S1 prints using material collected from an open-source microfluidic reservoir, allowing users to utilise biomaterial/cell combinations (BioINK) of their choice. This unique ability of GRAPE S1 to allow user’s own materials has opened a new level of bioprinting freedom, empowering the research community to push the boundaries of 3D bioprinting further than before.
Next Generation Software Control
Whilst other bioprinting systems rely on STL files and g.code, Copner Biotech’s next generation bioprinters utilise graphical rectangular actual positional encoding GRAPE® files. GRAPE® was developed to address the key issues associated with STL and g.code procedures currently used in the market today. These issues include, but are not limited to, troublesome data approximations, modelling anomalies and low levels of precision in bioprinted constructs.
Our novel and proprietary GRAPE® 3D modelling format allow users to model and print highly precise 3D constructs, with high batch-to-batch consistency. With our next generation 3D modelling software, users can design and create complex, microarchitectures directly applicable to 3D cell culture and tissue engineering applications. From here, GRAPE® files are directly read and printed by the GRAPE S1 system, cutting out the need for tedious and troublesome slicer software.
Enables users to print complex microarchitectures optionally employing different BioINK’s for some or all of the microarchitecture print layers.
GRAPE S1 includes high precision 3D extrusion bio printer powered by GRAPE® control software; bundled with GRAPE® 3D modelling software
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