BioBots is now Allevi, and we’ve got lots to tell you about.
When we founded the company in 2014, our mission was to make it easy to design and engineer biology. Bioprinters on the market were expensive, inaccessible, and difficult to use. We created our beta device to tackle these problems and were humbled by its adoption within the community. Three years later, we believe in our mission even more strongly, as we’ve grown to serve hundreds of labs in all corners of the world.
We have grown to be leaders in the field of 3D biofabrication with a community of users who are literally changing the field of medicine. From Yu Shrike Zhang at MIT who published the first ever thrombosis-on a chip, to Julio and Andrea at Wake Forest University printing tumor models. As we see the impact of our products, we realize that we are so much more than a hardware company.
Our new name, Allevi, was inspired by our community of users who work every day to make living solutions for humanity’s most important problems - to cure disease, to alleviate suffering, to build with life. When your work has life-changing implications for people all over the world, it’s an amazing responsibility. That ingenuity. That importance. That’s Allevi. We believe everyone has the potential to change the course of medicine.
We are also launching our incredible new software today and we are so excited to share it with you. Speaking with our community of users, we realized that there is a need for standardization across the field of biofabrication. The Allevi software delivers an experience that standardizes experimental workflow, ensures repeatability, and puts the control in the user’s hands. It has a few exciting key features:
-An integrated slicer allows users to focus on the parameters that matter to create a successful print while allowing us to do the heavy lifting of preparing the design file.
-The projects feature allows users to create and save digital printing protocols making it easy to replicate and alter experiments week after week.
-Well categorization means that users can now use a multi-well dish and vary the parameters in each well, allowing you to test several variables at once to find that optimum print. Whether you’re trying to achieve certain rheological standards, build a complex geometry or optimize for high cell viability- you can control it all.
Most importantly, our new software makes printing easy and contributes to our mission to make 3D biofabrication accessible to all. Check it out here.
We are so excited to get this tool into the hands of our community and continue to help researchers pave the way in the new frontier of biofabrication. We know they are going to continue to do amazing things and we are here to empower them with the tools they need.
Ricky Solorzano, CEO