Last week, I reported on a next medical breakthrough coming of a Denver University research team, who had experimented with 3D bioprinting heart valves for next implant use. This team was utilizing a BioBot 1, the world’s initially affordable-bodied, commercially on the market PC bioprinting device on the market. When many people ponder of bioprinting, they generally don’t imagine it bringing place on a PC device, let alone one that is less than $10,000, but BioBots has completely changed the bioprinting game, and they’re now commenceing their new online resource platform “Build with Life”, that can assist BioBot users communicate, share resources, and, thus, innovate PC bioprinting actually additional.
Being on top of the PC bioprinting market for two years now, BioBots is now attempting to increase the sense of community for their users. The Build with Life portal aims to be the “wiki” for bioprinting, enabling BioBot 1 and other bioprinting device users to all have access to the many up-to-date information and relevant experimentation. The portal hopes to manufacture bioprinting additional accessible to new users and students, while in addition giving additional experienced users and researchers a platform to communicate and share their findings. You may be wondering why BioBots feels responsible or compelled to head this new community. Well, the truth is that, for two years now, they have remained the major PC bioprinting company by a effortless margin.
“We have been able-bodied to penetrate the market so rapidly that it quite has not been an issue of competition,”said Danny Cabrera, founder and CEO of Biobots. “We have may already been shipping the machines for almany two years and people yet store commenceing new projects so it appears that demand is quite high. We are shipping a lot of machines to a lot of various types of customers, of big pharma companies to device companies, research organization and universities.”
The most way to innovate and improve bioprinting innovation is to cultivate a sense of community around it. For example, many people with exceptional knowledge on naturally-derived bioinks are typically bioengineers, who can now, through the Build with Life portal, assist teach additional novice users or students of collagen, alginate, hydrogel, gelatin, and other possible biomaterials. Bioprinting is much additional complex than only downloading a .stl file and 3D printing it with an FFF printing device, that gives BioBots all the additional reason to commence the Build with Life portal.
“It is only of open access,”said Cabrera, “a way for people to come together and begin speaking the same language.” Whether you are experienced with bioprinting, or only plain interested in it, you can view or add your experience to the Build with Life platform here.