San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 29, 2016
In anticipation of the upcoming Aether 1 Bioprinter beta unit release, Aether has unveiled a special sneak preview video to illustrate just one example of the wide variety of applications which can be performed with this incredible new machine.
The video displays an Aether 1 Bioprinter prototype unit performing a 6 material 3D print from start to finish, using 4 syringe extruders and 2 droplet jet extruders.
3D BIOPRINTING VIDEO OF 6 MATERIAL STRUCTURE
This video is a hypothetical 3D bioprinting use case. It shows two printed bones wrapped in bands of graphene. The two bones are connected by a tendon.
An electronic integrated circuit chip is inserted into the larger bone, which is connected to the band of graphene by printed electroconductive wires.
Bones are seeded internally with stem cell type A. The tendon is seeded internally and externally with stem cell type B.
Photocrosslinking performed with UV LED.
Syringe 1 - White synthetic bone material (similar to hydroxyapatite)
Syringe 2 - Silicone dyed red/pink
Syringe 3 - Black graphene oxide paste
Syringe 4 - Gray electroconductive silver nanoparticle paste
Droplet jet 1 - Stem cell type A dyed bright blue
Droplet jet 2 - Stem cell type B dyed dark red
Shown at approximately 22x speed.
ONLY A HINT OF WHAT'S TO COME
“Since the Aether 1 beta units are not quite ready yet, what you see here is just a basic prototype,” said Ryan Franks, Aether’s CEO. “Aether will be putting out more videos soon where you’ll see dramatically improved looks and performance. For example, here we show a groundbreaking six material bioprint. Six materials is far more complex than any other bioprinting video out there, but it’s only a fraction of Aether 1’s full capacity. We’re really trying to push the limits of bioprinting technology in order to empower researchers to reach their goals, and we’re excited to share more in the very near future.”
Aether 1 Bioprinter beta units are now scheduled to ship to the first group of beta users in summer 2016. Extremely innovative researchers at highly-ranked universities will be among the first beta users, some of which Aether will be announcing soon.
WATCH THE VIDEO
The video can be seen here: Aether 1 3D Bioprinter Demo Video
LEARN MORE ABOUT AETHER 1 BIOPRINTER
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Aether is a technology company based in San Francisco. Aether 1 Bioprinter was developed by Ryan Franks and Eric Bennett.