Low-cost bioprinter manufacturer Allevi is introducing Carbohydrate Glass materials from startup Volumetric for the company’s new 3D Organ-on-a-chip Kit. Carbohydrate Glass is an incredible sacrificial material that has excellent printability and makes high-resolution microchannels. Published in Nature Materials, Carbohydrate Glass is considered a game-changer for some bioprinting applications.
Organ-on-a-chip technology, developed by the Wyss Institute at Harvard, has had a revolutionary impact on the field of tissue engineering by allowing the creation of models that mimic organ function and model diseases in a device that fits in the palm of your hand. However, organ-on-a-chip manufacturing has mostly remained unchanged since its inception. Conventional methods give you little freedom to easily customize and create inner-chip architectures for your experimental models.
Allevi’s Organ-on-a-chip kit allows to create custom 3D geometries within organ-on-a-chip devices and allows for design freedom to create custom in vitro organ systems that were previously not possible. The kit comes with everything needed to make these custom chips in a lab.