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The Futurists

Nov 8, 2016 7:58:47 AM

Personalized medicine is the future — and BioBots is helping to shape it.

BioBots’ first product is a revolutionary 3D printer for building cells, tissues and organs. The printer uses a chemical that works with visible blue light technology, which doesn’t harm the cells.

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GizMag

3D Printing of Living Tissues is Easier and Cheaper with BioBots

Nov 8, 2016 7:57:01 AM

Had bioprinting been around in Vincent van Gogh’s day, he would have had to do something more dramatic to express his inner torment than cutting off his ear – American startup BioBots has been demonstrating that he could have easily just 3D-printed a new one.

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Technically Philly

Welcome to the Future: This 3D Printer Uses Living Cells to Print Human Tissue

Nov 8, 2016 7:52:58 AM

We’ve all read stories about amputees and disabled people getting 3D printed prosthetic limbs, but what if you could 3D print real body parts made from living tissue, not just plastic replacements? Sounds crazy, right? Well as far-fetched and outlandish as it sounds, this is precisely what Philadelphia-based startup BioBots is doing.

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TechCrunch

BioBots is a 3D Printer for Living Cells

Nov 8, 2016 7:49:38 AM

U.S. biotech startup BioBots sits at the intersection between computer science and chemistry. Its debut product, a desktop 3D printer for biomaterials, which was just demoed on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY — printing Van Gogh’s ear in replica, no less — combines hardware, software and wetware. It’s the latter area where the core...

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The Motley Fool

Watch Out Organovo! This “Most Innovative” 3D Bioprinting Startup Has You in its Crosshairs

Nov 8, 2016 7:45:33 AM

Philadelphia-based start-up BioBots is aiming to shake up the human tissue engineering — or “3D bioprinting” — space by making its desktop 3D bioprinters available for only $5,000 to scientists, engineers, and medical professionals who qualify for its beta testing program.

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CNBC

SXSW: Robot Petting Zoo, 3D printed flesh and flying cars

Nov 8, 2016 7:38:58 AM

 This year’s hot start-up at SXSW—Meerkat—allows anyone to launch a live stream from an iPhone or iPad, alerting followers with a tweet. The festival has been abuzz with news about the new app, particularlyTwitter’s move Friday to shut down Meerkat users’ ability to import their connections from Twitter.

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Forbes

3D Bioprinting BioBots Wants Piece of $50 Billion Pharmaceutical Industry Research Spend

Nov 8, 2016 7:36:20 AM

3D bioprinting technology startup, BioBots, is seeking to disrupt the nascent field of bioprinting with its new printer for 3D living tissue creation. At only USD$5,000 per printer, I would say they are off to a pretty good start.

3D bioprinting is not new: It began in the mid-1990s. Recently, many bioprinting efforts talk about the...

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Grads’ Firm Build Desktop 3D Printers

Nov 8, 2016 7:32:38 AM

When Kara Spiller, Ph.D., moved her tissue research from a lab in Europe to Drexel University, she searched Philadelphia for a 3-D printer to test her ideas on living cells.

“The one I had been using was gigantic. It filled the room, and cost $300,000. At Drexel, that would be my entire research program,” Spiller told me.

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Tech Republic

How BioBots’ $5k 3D Bioprinter Could Make Doctors and Medicines More Effective

Nov 8, 2016 7:24:33 AM

While he was in college, Ricardo Solorzano spent more than three years working under scientists to push the frontiers of regenerative medicine. He saw the field quickly moving toward 3D bioprinted organs — that scientists are getting closer every day to turning what seems like an impossible science fiction experiment into reality.

He...

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Technically Philly

Researchers are using these Philly-made ‘bioprinters’ to make hearts, stomachs

Nov 8, 2016 7:15:51 AM

Danny Cabrera was a senior at Penn when opportunity knocked.

It came in the form of Ricardo Solorzano, a recent Penn bioengineering grad who had done his first two years at Miami Dade College, the same state school that Cabrera had transferred from. They never ran into each other in Florida and first met at Penn a few years later....

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