Bioprinting

CELLINK presents Lumen X biocompatible light curing bioprinter

New partnership "INKed" between the Swedish bioprinting startup and Texas based Volumetric

After INKing a number of high profile collaboration deals, CELLINK is now launching yet another a partnership with Volumetric, a Texas-based startup. The two companies will combine their expertise to develop and launch the new Lumen X bioprinter and more technologies to come in the future.

The Lumen X leverages a biocompatible blue light based curing system and was designed to bioprint vasculature. Ti enables high resolution, high throughput and high fidelity prints, enhancing applications in microfluidics, cell-laden hydrogels, macroporous structures and more.  Lumen X can also represent a significant advantage in achieving complex branching and tapering of vessels, constructing microscopic features with speed, fidelity and precision.

Lumen X

Getting more into the technical details, the technology reportedly leverages over 1 million points of light to bioprint microscopic features down to 200 microns. In addition, it photographically cures entire layers at once (plant 3D printing) to crosslink structures fifty times faster than other printing methods.

Working with CELLINK on technology and market reach means that the Lumen X will be able to combine with CELLINK’s BIO X to multiply the benefits of each system’s state-of-the-art capabilities. Researchers will be able to use Lumen X to print living cells within a BIO X-fabricated structure, thus strengthening their work in applications like organ-on-a-chip and multimaterial research.

Lumen X Technical Specifications:

  • Projected image: 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel resolution (XY): 50 μm
  • Z-precision (motor-driven): 5 μm
  • Max build volume: 64 x 40 x 40 mm
  • Biocompatible wavelength: 405 nm
  • Intensity range: 10 – 30 mW/cm2
  • Additional Features:
  • Disposable, quick-change sterile vats
  • Heated Platform: Up to 37 °C
  • Seamless, intuitive workflow
  • Capacitive touch interface
  • Compatible File Type: STL, stereolithography file
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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as both a technology journalist and communications consultant. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he received his undergraduate degree. Specializing in covering the AM industry, he founded London-based 3D Printing Business Media Ltd. (now 3dpbm) which operates in marketing, editorial and market analysys&consultancy services for the additive manufacturing industry. 3dpbm publishes 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies related to 3DP, as well as several editorial websites, including 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore. Since 2016 he is also a Senior Analyst for leading US-based firm SmarTech Analysis focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets.

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