Nov 8, 2016 4:13:03 AM

Researchers Successfully 3D Print ‘Living’ Body Parts and Tissue

 Since the advent of the 3D printer, many industries have been discovering innovative methods to enhance human life. From toys and models to food applications by NASA, 3D printers are proving to be incredibly versatile. One of those industries that has experienced some of the most promising of discoveries is that of health. At the Wake...

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Nov 8, 2016 4:05:31 AM

UWA Envisions the Future; 3D Bioprinting Directly into Wounds

Guest post by Hayley Glover, University of Western Australia.

With all the hype of 3D printed organs, replacement joints and blood vessels it can be quite overwhelming for a novice in the 3D bioprinting field. Where do you start and how do you get your head around the different materials, potential applications and the jargon used...

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Nov 8, 2016 4:01:27 AM

At Washington University the Demand for Medical 3D Printing Soars

Guest post by Savannah Est of Washington University in St. Louis;

On a normal day for the Washington University Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (WUIMIS) Biomaterials lab, the clicking and buzzing of multiple 3D printers building objects simultaneously is the first thing you notice as you walk through the door. Home to 5...

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Nov 8, 2016 3:56:40 AM

5 Ways Bioprinting is Changing the Life Science Industry

Bioprinting is changing how we do biology.

Not much has changed in the way of tissue culture sinceAlexis Carrel pioneered the space over 100 years ago. We continue to use thesame dishes, and run most of our experiments on two dimensional homogenoustissues. Unfortunately, these 2D models of biology are extremely primitive whencompared the...

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Nov 8, 2016 2:59:19 AM

BioBots Featured in Museum of Design Atlanta

Why should the things we work with every day not be beautiful?

At BioBots, we’ve put a lot of thought into the look and feel of our products, as well as their function. We want to build devices that inspire our users to innovate and do things that have never been done.

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Nov 8, 2016 2:56:00 AM

Clone Armies and Squishy Things Inside of Us

(Above: Science Adventure Kids make their best faces for the Camera in NYC.)

At BioBots, we’ve been accused of living in tomorrow’s world – and with the self-stated purpose ofcuring disease, eliminating the organ waiting list, reverting climate changeand making life for humans on other planets possible, – it’d be a hard point tocontest....

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Nov 8, 2016 2:45:32 AM

The Disruption Continues at TERMIS, with BioBot 1

At the 2015 TERMIS World Congress, attendees arrive for a first look.

Last week was a big week for bioprinting and tissue engineering. You may have heard that we officially came out of Beta and launched the most advanced 3D bioprinter ever created, we call it BioBot 1. You can check out the amazing design and read more about the specs on...

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Nov 8, 2016 2:26:04 AM

BioBots Turns a Year Old!

A year ago, we founded BioBots in a dorm room on top of a noisy college bar with the mission of conquering the largest mystery of our generation – life. Disillusioned with existing tools and technologies for engineering organisms, and inspired by the idea of biology as technology, we launched BioBots with a command: “Build with Life.”

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Nov 8, 2016 2:19:08 AM

How to Print with a BioBots Printer

In this post, we’re going to take you through some of the basics behind using one of our 3D bioprinters. What does it look like? How does it work? Well, it all comes down to three pretty simple steps.

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Nov 8, 2016 2:13:22 AM

Coming Soon: First 3D Bioprinted Organ Transplant


3D bioprinters are steadily becoming a staple in research and health settings around the world—and Russian researchers from the 3D Bioprinting Solutions lab just outside Moscow are proving just how powerful they can be.

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Nov 8, 2016 2:09:20 AM

Democratizing Cell Technologies: Welcome to the Golden Age of BioPrinting, Tissue Engineering and BioFabrication

Democratizing Cell Technologies: Welcome to the Golden Age of BioPrinting, Tissue Engineering and BioFabrication

Check out this post by our collaborators at RoosterBio!

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Nov 8, 2016 2:05:54 AM

Using Bioprinting to Create Bone

Imagine being able to print bone. Things like jawbone surgery, healing fractures, and treating bone diseases would be revolutionized. Well, a future in which doctors and researchers regularly bioprint bone may not be so far off.

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Nov 8, 2016 2:02:13 AM

Scientists create beating heart tissue in a lab dish

Scientists create beating heart tissue in a lab dish

Researchers hope tissues could help with drug testing and one day even lead to lab-grown heart replacements

Check out the amazing work that our collaborators, Dr. Kevin Costa and his lab, are doing at Mount Sinai! 

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Nov 8, 2016 1:57:59 AM

Tissue Engineering, Research, Medicine, Design

3D bioprinting is an intuitive way to approach biology. But not many people realize its versatility. To give an idea of what is possible through 3D bioprinting, we’re starting a little series called “10 Cool Things You Could Print with a 3D Bioprinter.” Hopefully, this will make the idea of bioprinting a little more accessible! So...

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Nov 8, 2016 1:38:50 AM

A Call for Collaboration

Here at BioBots, we aim to create a culture of collaboration around 3D biological printing. We envision a world where researchers, doctors, 3D bioprinter manufacturers, software companies, lab equipment companies, and perhaps most importantly, DIY 3D bioprinting enthusiasts can coexist and cooperate on groundbreaking work in an open...

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Nov 8, 2016 1:35:50 AM

Building A Heart From Scratch

Here at BioBots, we’re always keeping an eye out for research being done in tissue engineering and stem cell biology. Together, these disciplines form the backbone of regenerative medicine.

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Nov 8, 2016 1:30:51 AM

21st Century Prometheus

Mary Shelley published her magnum opus, Frankenstein, in 1818. It was at this point in human history that the burgeoning scientific revolution of the 19th century ushered in one of the most awe-inspiring eras of progress and innovation the world has ever seen, which culminated in the consummate fruition of the industrial revolution.

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Nov 8, 2016 1:27:05 AM

A Brief History of Regeneration

Mother Nature is a master engineer. Through years of evolution, it has fine-tuned the relationship between structure and function for all organisms. By turning to nature for inspiration, scientists, builders, inventors, and thinkers have improved the lives of individuals every since the dawn of mankind.

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Nov 8, 2016 1:07:15 AM

3D Printed Heart Saves Newborn


3D Printed Heart Saves the Life of a Newborn

Here’s some BIG, heartwarming news in the world of 3D bioprinting and medical science—literally heartwarming because through the use of a 3D printed heart, doctors were able to save the life of a newborn with a congenital heart defect.

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Nov 8, 2016 1:02:46 AM

Establishing a Culture of Collaboration

We want to establish a culture of collaboration that will bring together people from all different disciplines. We want to provide the medium for them to find their common passions.

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Nov 8, 2016 12:59:10 AM

The Frontier of Clear 3D Tissues

At BioBots, our goal is to build tools that will allow scientists to explore questions in 3D culture. Yet, while this approach brings us closer to achieving the physiological microenvironments that cells experience, it makes it more difficult for us to observe what cells are doing deeper within these 3D constructs.

Molly Boutin, a...

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Nov 8, 2016 12:52:12 AM

Milestone: 100 likes on Facebook!

We’re celebrating 100 likes on Facebook! Thank you to all of our followers, we appreciate your support as we continue in our quest to accelerate the pace of advancements in regenerative medicine!

Keep spreading the word to your friends and family, and look out for more updates on our progress!

Much love,

The BioBots team

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Nov 8, 2016 12:47:22 AM

VOTE for BioBots in the GIST Tech-I Competition!!

Our friend and colleague, Eric Wamakima, has brought BioBots to the semi-finals in the GIST competition, representing his country, Kenya. To get to the finals we need YOUR vote! With your help, Eric will get to bring BioBots to the summit conference in Morocco! Just click the link below, search for “BioBots”, give us a

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Nov 8, 2016 12:42:10 AM

Materials for Use in 3D Biofab

We’ve talked about what bioprinting entails in general. We’ve touched on the types of cells that we can incorporate into bioprinted constructs. We’ve also discussed the potential of this technology to create novel chimeric structures and compared 3D bioprinting to plastic 3D printing. It’s now time to talk about another critical...

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Nov 8, 2016 12:28:23 AM

Bioprinting Cardiac Cell & Tissue Engineering

As one of the first groups who are working with BioBots, Inc. to assess the seemingly endless potential of their bioprinter, we felt it would be good to share a bit about why we’re excited about bioprinting. Sohaib and his team have done a fantastic job describing the potential advances that bioprinting brings to tissue

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Nov 8, 2016 12:20:49 AM

3D Printing: Shattering Paradigms

echnological progress is marked by highly disruptive technologies – technologies that people don’t think they need when a new market comes up, but which fundamentally change the way we live our lives.

We saw it with personal computers in the late 70s and early 80s. We saw it again with smartphones in the last decade

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Nov 8, 2016 12:14:53 AM

Self Healing with Synthetic Biology

Today, I wanted to provide some context to spark a discussion on using living organisms as supplements in structures to make them self healing. I saw a piece on self-healing concrete that was harnessing calcium carbonate precipitating bacteria. This could have tremendous applications for repairing roadways and buildings, among other...

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Nov 8, 2016 12:09:16 AM

Updates and Exciting Community News

As we near the end of our fifth week participating in the DreamIt Health accelerator program here in Philadelphia, we are getting excited about the progress we’ve made so far and also what we have in the works for the coming weeks.

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Nov 7, 2016 6:40:33 AM

Reprogramming the Fate of Cells

In the previous post I wrote titled, “What is Bioprinting?”, I discussed biomaterials, cells, and creating representative 3D structures as being the basis of bioprinting. Over the course of the next few posts, I’ll try to delve a little deeper into each of these aspects in order to provide some more context about the challenges of...

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Nov 7, 2016 5:31:10 AM

What is Bioprinting?

As a species, we’ve had incredible success building machines that have completely changed our way of life. Ranging from the first computers to today’s cellphones, we have engineered some phenomenal systems. And yet, the most precise and well-articulated systems remain those that nature has built. Our human body is an example of one such...

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