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InkJetBioPrinter

Page history last edited by Patrik D'haeseleer 9 years, 3 months ago

We've disassembled an abandoned HP 5150 inkjet printer for use as a bioprinter. So far, we've pried open some ink cartridges, filled the black cartridge with arabinose, printed the BioCurious logo on filter paper, put the paper on a lawn of pGLO E. coli, and watched our logo light up in GFP!

 

Check out some pics on our Flickr group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bioprinter

 

Next, we want to start printing live cells, starting with E. coli. We'll probably print the cells on a sheet of filter material and put it onto an agar plate, or pour a thin, dense layer of agar on a support material, and feed that into the printer directly. We'll see...

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