Devices, systems, and methods for the fabrication of tissue

  • US 9,149,952 B2
  • Filed: 09/27/2011
  • Issued: 10/06/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A bioprinter comprising:

  • a) one or more printer heads, wherein each printer head comprises a means for receiving and holding at least one cartridge, and wherein each cartridge comprises a deposition orifice and a bio-ink, the bio-ink comprising a solid or semi-solid composition comprising living cells;

    b) a means for dispensing the bio-ink of a selected cartridge by application of pressure to extrude the bio-ink of the selected cartridge through the deposition orifice;

    c) a means for determining a position of the selected cartridge in space; and

    d) a programmable computer processor for regulating the dispensing of the bio-ink communicatively coupled to the means for determining a position of the selected cartridge and the means for dispensing the bio-ink.

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