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Lab–on–a–Printer™

The core microfluidic technology that powers our bioprinters.

Our Lab-on-a-Printer™ technology was developed to biofabricate complex, functional 3D tissue. Cell-containing bioinks flow through a microfluidic printhead where fibres are generated using coaxial flow focusing and gelation or solidification, then patterned into a 3D structure. A microfluidic approach to 3D printing enables you to:

  • create heterogeneous 3D tissues
  • deposit multiple bioinks from a single nozzle
  • precisely control tissue microenvironment
Aspect Biosystems' Lab-on-a-Printer

Aspect Studio™
Software

Design and build 3D tissue structures.

Create or import 3D files, customize multi-material deposition patterns, and visualize your tissue design in our easy-to-use, versatile software. Smooth integration between design and print functions enables easy tuning and optimization of your design.

Aspect Biosystems' Tissue Design and Fabrication
A platform that can grow with your research.

Our growing portfolio of disposable and modular microfluidic printheads offers sophisticated tissue design features, including:

  • seamless switching between different cell-containing bioinks (as many as four materials)
  • compatibility with a wide range of bioinks including those with low viscosity for ECM-like scaffolds that promote tissue function
  • unprecedented control over fibre diameter (10-400 microns)
Lab-on-a-Printer Cartridge Technology

Recreate and investigate tissue contraction with a 3D bioprinted tissue model.

Bioprinted using our Lab-on-a-Printer™ technology, the 3DBioRing™ tissue platform recreates the rapid contraction and relaxation of real human muscle tissues. The 3DBioRing™ tissue exhibits natural muscle bundle morphology and cellular alignment formed from cell-loaded fibres. The platform is broadly applicable to multiple contractile tissue types, with the first powerful example being the 3DBioRing™ Airway for physiologically-relevant and reproducible in vitro investigation of bronchoconstriction and relaxation.

Contractile Tissue Platform