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Brinter launches multipurpose Brinter Core bioprinter

The new entry-level 3D printer is 50% smaller and lower in cost, with the aim to make bioprinting more accessible to researchers and manufacturers

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Finnish (Turku-based) bioprinting startup Brinter has launched its new entry-level model, Brinter Core. The multi-material 3D bioprinting solution is designed to be more portable and is half the cost of its predecessor, allowing more pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, universities, and research centers to access the technology under tight budget restrictions.

Brinter Core is a modular and portable bioprinter that is able to print multi-material and highly complex tissue structures in 3D, providing all the basic features needed for bioprinting. The device can print both stiff and soft materials, including but not limited to liquids and hydrogels with living cells, bio-paste, metal with binder material, and plastic while being easy to pack up and set up in a different lab or cleanroom in minutes.

The market is growing strongly as accelerated technological, material, and methodological developments expand the potential applications for 3D bioprinting. However, many institutions are unable to acquire 3D printing technology due to its price point. Brinter Core is a reasonably priced, yet very capable and less space-consuming alternative that can speed up scientific development by a factor of up to ten, estimates the company.

“We really want to open up the 3D bioprinting market in a way that’s never been done before,” said Brinter CEO Tomi Kalpio. “Researchers and companies need to deliver products for 3D bioprinting, but many don’t have 3D printers with unlimited bioinks and other materials yet due to their significant cost and difficulty moving them between labs. With the Brinter Core, we make 3D bioprinting a reality and get started for those that previously were boxed out of the market,” he continued.

Turku-based bioprinting startup Brinter has launched its new entry-level model, Brinter Core, a multi-material 3D bioprinting solution

The benefits of 3D bioprinting range from cancer research to printing human “spare parts” such as kidneys, hearts, or even brains. The company aims to help save more lives through more personalized treatment. For example, researchers can print 3D cancerous cells and track how they communicate with each other, allowing researchers to identify the best individual drugs to treat the disease.

Brinter Core performs many of the same functions as its predecessor, using the same printing heads, meaning upgrades are available if required. They are easily swapped between Brinter products without any tools. Available printing technologies include, for example, valve-free pneumatic extrusion (Pneuma Tool), screw-driven mechanical extrusion, i.e. endless piston pump (Visco Tool), solenoid-driven dispensing (MicroDroplet Tool), and thermoplastic granulate extrusion (Granu Tool).

“Medical research facilities and universities often still rely on traditional methods of discovery in the research of new drugs, understanding diseases, and finding medical ways to help people. Drug developers are excited to get their hands on the device to do fast prototyping and testing and deliver treatments that save more lives,” said Pirkko Härkönen, Counsellor, Institute of Biomedicine, MD, PhD, Professor emer.

Customers of the company include bio and pharmaceutical companies like Nanoform, as well as research organizations like VTT, BEST group at the University of Glasgow, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, the University of Oulu, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi, Tampere University, and the University of Helsinki.

To date, Brinter has raised a total of €1.2M in funding and is currently active in over 10 countries, including the USA, Germany, India, and the UK.

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Andrea has always loved reading and writing. He started working in an editorial office as a sports journalist in 2008, then the passion for journalism and for the world of communication in general, allowed him to greatly expand his interests, leading to several years of collaborations with several popular online newspapers. Andrea then approached 3D printing, impressed by the great potential of this new technology, which day after the day pushed him to learn more and more about what he considers a real revolution that will soon be felt in many fields of our daily life.

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