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