Russia's first bioprinter to be unveiled at Open innovations

The presentation of the first commercial bioprinter created in Russia, by the Biotechnology research laboratory team 3D Bioprinting Solutions, will take place as part of the Open Innovations 2014 forum. It will be available for viewing at the Laboratory stand at Technopolis, Moscow, during the forum on October 14-16, 2014. 

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The unique technical, designer and engineering solution developed by the Biotechnology research laboratory 3D Bioprinting Solutions make this printer multipurpose. The function of this machine is to print living functional 3D tissue and organ construct. The bioprinter’s original construction makes it possible to accurately distribute the issue spheroids (bio-ink) in successive layers of hydrogel (bio-paper) according to a preliminarily designed digital model. The original technical and engineering solution is based on the peculiarities of the proprietary 3D printing technology. The printer is the key element of the technology platform.

“According to some reports, there are 10 to 14 commercial printers that already exist,” says Vladimir Mironov, professor, the laboratory’s head of research, “and we thoroughly examined their capability and design. While developing this technical and engineering solution we kept in mind the restrictions of the existing world methods and ways of 3D bioprinting. The fact that we applied for a patent means that our printer has some unique features to it.”

Vladimir Mironov says the Russian printer shows some undeniable advantages when compared to Western versions. One of the major advantages of the device is its versatility, since any version of existing bioprinting technologies can be adopted when working on it.

“Like any printer, it consists of several basic parts: this is the so-called cartesian robot that allows movement in any direction,” says the 3D Bioprinting Solutions head of research. “It is the so-called positioning system, with very high resolution capacity. It allows the accurate positioning of the material in three-dimensional space. The second key element is the spray-cones. We have five in our printer. Three of them are of one type, and dispense the spheroids, and the second spray-cone type is for either spraying or dispensing the bio-gel.”

“Note that we have the spraying or dispensing of the bio-gel separated fr om dispensing the spheroids,” professor Vladimir Mironov continues. “That is why, if we, for example, use some polymers that require ultraviolet radiation, in our printer there is no way that the live cells will be exposed to radiation. This part is critical, as there are bioprinters wh ere cells are mixed with polymer, which is later radiated to polarize it. In this case the radiation exposure damages the cells’ DNA.”

Along with the bioprinter, an exclusive software package was produced, aimed at not only independent design, but also import and possibly additional workup of digital models for print, as well as management and control of the bioprinting process.

The first stage of the bioprinting process (layer-by-layer formation of the living functional tissue construct in three-dimensional space) is the preparation of a digital solid model of the future living construct, so the digital model can both be designed directly in the 3D printer software program and imported from any other software that allows 3D modelling. Please note that the software gives you the possibility to work with different types of files.

You can get more information about 3D Bioprinting Solutions’ other lines of work and see the bioprinter with your own eyes by visiting the Laboratory stand at Open Innovations 2014. Also, on October 15, 2014, at 13:00, Vladimir Mironov will deliver a presentation named “organ printing as a creative revolutionary technology,” as part of the forum (at Technopolis, Moscow). You can check out the detailed forum business program at: http://www.forinnovations.ru/forum/

In addition, at the hosts’ site you can purchase the tickets to the exhibition and the business program.

Event description link: http://3dbioprinting.timepad.ru/event/128482/
Speaker link: http://www.forinnovations.ru/forum/speakers/vladimir-mironov/ 
Tickets can be purchased at the host site: http://www.forinnovations.ru/ 


About 3D Bioprinting Solutions:
Headquartered in Moscow, Russia, 3D Bioprinting Solutions is a biotech R&D company focusing on 3D bioprinting technology and working on the whole range of the hardware, materials, technologies, and products constituting this nascent industry. 3D Bioprinting Solutions was established in 2013 and since then has built a wide net of partners all over the world.


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