3D bioprinting is the process of creating cell patterns in a confined space using 3D printing technologies, where cell function and viability are preserved within the printed construct.
Current 3D printing technology has advanced quickly in recent years, enabling people to print 3D models of non-living objects. More recently, researchers in the biomedicine have also begun to use this technology to print human organs and tissues with devices called “3D Bioprinters.” Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is internationally one of the leading research institutions in this field. Using biodegradable gel and actual human cells as ink, they have been able to print cell structures layer-by-layer.
Think of a regular printer that uses various inks to generate a photographic image. Instead of inks and flat paper, sprayer jets build layers using whatever materials technicians add (plastics, metals, etc.). 3D “bioprinting” —the term used to describe organic creations — works the very same way, though biological materials are loaded into the supply cartridges in lieu of plastics and other materials.
Aether 1 Bioprinter
Across the ages from the ancient to the modern world, human potential has been defined by our tools.
Give an innovative mind a powerful new tool, and there is no limit to what can be accomplished.
Introducing Aether 1 Bioprinter, the most versatile tool ever created.
Aether 1 will help university, government, and private researchers achieve their most ambitious and world-changing goals, for a price that any lab can afford.
Aether 1 is a revolutionary new 3D printer that allows you to print with up to 24 materials and mix multiple fabrication methods, all as one single print, from one simple file.
Aether 1 offers 5-10x the number of extruders that come with today’s top-of-the-line $250,000+ 3D bioprinters, as well as a far wider range of printable materials, many more fabrication methods and features, increased precision and dramatically better overall quality.
Incredibly, Aether 1 costs only a small fraction of the price.
Aether 1 is an easy-to-use modular air-pressure based 3D printer which comes with an 8 syringe, 2 hot-end, 10 extruder fabrication system. Aether 1 includes 4 never-before-seen automation features, machine vision automatic air-pressure calibration, dual automatic multi-function nozzle-cleaning stations, automatic true mechanical stage leveling, and automatic offset calibration. This makes multi-material bioprinting tremendously faster, easier, and more precise.
The modular Aether 1 system can be equipped with optional attachments like microvalve droplet jets. Print with up to 14 high-precision droplet jets, and combine them with 8 syringes and 2 hot-ends for a total of 24 extruders.
Print with up to 24 materials, including viscous pastes, gels, ceramics, filament, oils, and even liquids.
Aether 1 is the first 3D bioprinter to ever offer the ability to print with such a wide range of materials.
Some of Aether 1’s modular attachment options include a laser engraver, small CNC drill, photocrosslinking UV LED, microscope, and an anodized aluminum and glass hot syringe extruder.
Aether 1 gives you the historic new capability of combining any, or all, of these tools and fabrication methods together into one simple print.
Aether 1 is the world’s most advanced, and the world’s most affordable 3D bioprinter.