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Poland`s first open 3D Bioprinting Cluster created in Lodz Bionanopark

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3D bioprinting is a modern technology that can be used in regenerative medicine, pharmacy and food research. Poland`s first 3D Bioprinting Cluster was opened in Lodz Bionanopark.

The cluster was established to carry out comprehensive scientific research based on 3D bioprints from bioprinters. Its offer will benefit research institutes, universities, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as hospitals, informs Edyta Bąk from the press office of the Bionanopark in Łódź.

The cluster was created by CD3D from the Technology Incubator, and the bioprinters were placed in the Molecular and Nanostructural Biophysics Laboratory.

3D bioprinting is a development of classic 3D printing in FDM/FFF technology. But according to specialists, the specifics of working with 3D bioprinters are completely different than working with printing devices that use thermoplastics and other materials such as light-cured resins, powdered plastics or metal alloys.

3D bioprints made of gel materials are relatively small, and their life in natural conditions is very short. "In order to work efficiently with 3D bioprinters, a well-equipped laboratory is needed" - emphasizes Magdalena Przychodniak from CD3D Medical, quoted in the release.

The 3D Bioprinting Cluster was established in the Molecular and Nanostructural Biophysics Laboratory. According to Bionanopark representatives, it is one of the best equipped laboratories in Poland, enabling a wide range of research in areas such as biomedical engineering, materials engineering, nanotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology.

The projects carried out at the laboratory include research on biomaterials, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics or food. With this base, the 3D Bioprinting Cluster allows to not only bioprint 3D gel structures, but also comprehensively study them at every stage of scientific work.

The cluster is equipped with 21 SKAFFOSYS 3D bioprinters designed and manufactured in Poland, which - according to its originators - will enable large-scale research.

According to the creators of the Cluster, it will allow to carry out scientific and research projects in the field of creating bioresorbable scaffolds for effective cell culture and regenerative medicine, testing new therapies based on synthetic, biodegradable tissue models, or personalized food and alternative methods of its production.

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