The BioBot 3D Printer is a low cost 3D printer that’s capable of bioprinting non-living scaffolds or living cell tissues for only US$ 5,000. This has opened a lot of research avenues to researchers with limited budget for their studies.
The BioBot 3D Bioprinter is launched by the BioBots Company. Behind the BioBots startup is a University of Pennsylvania Engineering School graduate, Daniel Cabrera. Daniel Cabrera is the genius behind this startup company. For his work on automating genetic engineering work flows and making life easier to engineer, he won first place in the North America International Genetically Engineered Machines contest.
Cabrera confessed that as a computer science and biology student, he noticed that studying biology was slow and inefficient and is equal to computer programming way back 50 years ago. He also believes that biology is the next frontier, thus with the relatively cheap BioBot printer it makes it possible for any researcher who’s interested in studying biological materials, generate publishable data and enable a huge leap for biology.
The BioBots Company also offers other perks for researchers when they avail of the Beta Testing BioBots program such as: