Dimension Inx, a developer of 3D printing and especially bioprinting materials, has announced a new distribution partnership with Advanced BioMatrix, a manufacturer and distributor of bioink and cell culture products. Through the agreement, Advanced BioMatrix will become the first company to distribute ready-to-use 3D printed scaffolds made using Dimension Inx’s 3D-Paint materials.
According to Dimension Inx, Advanced BioMatrix will offer scaffolds 3D printed from a range of its materials, including Hyperelastic Bone, 3DGraphene and Fluffy-PLG. The ready-to-use scaffolds will be used by clients to experiment with bioprinted structures and biomaterials without having to invest in costly bioprinting hardware.
Dr. Adam Jakus, CTO and Co-Founder of Dimension Inx, commented: ”We are very excited to announce this partnership with Advanced Biomatrix and look forward to working together to bring Dimensions Inx’s unique 3D printed biomaterial products to researchers focused on a wide variety of tissue and organ science and engineering topics.”
Up until recently, Dimension Inx has primarily sold its bio and non-bio 3D-Paints directly to its clients. The company has also offered clients custom 3D printed objects since its founding last August. Now, however, the company is expanding its scope with a series of distribution agreements. As mentioned, its partnership with Advanced BioMatrix marks the first time its materials will be distributed as ready-made scaffolds.
As per the agreement, Advanced BioMatrix is now offering 3D printed scaffolds made from Hyperelastic Bone (CytoForm 200), 3DGraphene (CytoForm 300) and Fluffy-PLG (CytoForm 400). The company says it will continue to add more Dimension Inx materials to its scaffold portfolio down the line.
“The synergistic combination of Dimension Inx materials with our native extracellular matrix proteins will allow researchers worldwide to create new combinations of biomaterials for innovative 3D cell culture and tissue engineering,” said Bowman Bagley, Co-Owner and Director of Business Development at Advanced BioMatrix.
The 3D printed scaffold structures offered by Advanced BioMatrix are used by biomedical researchers as the basis for soft and hard tissue biofabrication. Though the company already offers scaffolds made from a range of materials, the addition of Dimension Inx’s materials will reportedly offer more opportunities to researchers and clinicians. The new materials will complement Advanced BioMatrix’s extracellular matrix proteins for 3D cell culture and tissue engineering applications.