3D-Bioplotter System Manufacturer Series (4th Generation)

Model: 
Manufacturer Series (4th Generation)
Supplier: 

The 3D-Bioplotter System is an advanced Rapid Prototyping tool for 3D-printing of a variety of biomaterials.  It provides a method of Computer Aided Tissue Engineering from 3D CAD models to the physical 3D scaffold with a designed and defined outer form and an open inner structure.  Tissue Engineering and Controlled Drug Release require 3D scaffolds with well defined external and internal structures.  The 3D-Bioplotter System has the capacity of fabricating scaffolds using the widest range of materials of any singular Rapid Prototyping machine, from soft hydrogels over polymer melts up to hard ceramics and metals.  The 3D-Bioplotter System is specially designed for work in sterile environments in a laminar flowbox, an essential requirement of Biofabrication via cell- and organ- printing (artificial nerves and arteries).  

 

The 3D-Bioplotter System has been designed as a production machine for use in advanced pharmaceutical, drug delivery and tissue engineering projects in academic and research institutions as well as for clinics and hospitals.  The key benefits of the new 4th generation 3D-Bioplotter are:

- high flexibility in the choice of materials

- up to 5 materials per object with automated tool change

- excellent movement accuracy

- fast plotting speed and material change

- an enhanced algorithm for plotting curves

- a large building volume

- high visibility of the building platform

- built-in primary and sterile filters

- cell printing with up to 5 different types of cells per object

- STL file based outer contours

- flexible inner structure design

- dot-printing capability

Status: 
Available
Condition: 
New
Disciplines: 
Drug Delivery, Polymer Science, tissue engineering, Nanotechnology, membrane science
Life Expectancy: 
10years
Location
Faculty: 
Health Sciences
Department: 
Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Building: 
Lab 6, Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit
7 York Road
Parktown
Johannesburg
2193

Contact Person/s

Name: Professor Viness Pillay
Phone: +27 11-717-2274
Email: viness.pillay@wits.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Internal: 
R100
Per Hour
External: 
R100
Per Hour
Private Sector: 
R500
Per Hour
Time Spent Researching: 
80
Time Spent Teaching: 
10
Time Spent Other: 
10

Grantholder

Title: Prof
First Name: Viness
Last Name: Pillay
Phone: +27 11-717-2274
Email: viness.pillay@wits.ac.za
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R2,661,472
Year of Acquisition: 
2015