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Sydney start-up Inventia develops 3D bio-printer to help speed up cancer research

Sydney start-up Inventia develops 3D bio-printer to help speed up cancer research

Written by David

November 19, 2018

Photo: Inventia chief operating officer Cameron Ferris with the Rastrum bio-printer. (ABC News: Cameron Gooley) An Australian innovation in 3D printing could soon help in the fight against cancer. The 3D bio-printer can rapidly print human cells to help with testing cancer drugs Software giant Atlassian is financially backing the start-up behind the technology It’s hoped the technology will eventually grow skin, tissues and organs Sydney based start-up Inventia has built a new 3D bio-printer that it says removes the need for time-consuming manual labour by medical lab workers. Known as Rastrum, the pink printer emulates ink-jet technology to print human cells at a rapid rate – quickly cultivating realistic tumours for testing cancer drugs. It can also conduct multiple experiments at the same time. “One of the comments we had from a researcher was he was able to produce more cell models with Rastrum in a few weeks […]

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