We built the Open Bioprinter kit as a tool for researchers beginning their research in the emerging field of bioprinting. At the time, none of the entry-level bioprinting platforms coming to market were in the sub $10k price range, and none were open source. We assessed that a cheap, open source alternative based on the Prusa i3 would be beneficial for researchers. Open Bioprinter was piloted at the Summer Bioprinting Conference at U of T with a group of 20 MSc and PhD students. Participants printed 3d structures in biocompatible alginate.
Clients: University of Toronto
Tags: Machine Engineering, Education, Digital Fabrication, Design for Usability