Construct microscopic features with speed, fidelity and precision. Enhancing applications in microfluidics, cell-laden hydrogels, macroporous structures and more.
The Lumen X+ divides 3D models into stacks of horizontal layers in the form of black and white image files. Using an industrial-grade visible-light projector, each image is projected onto a droplet of liquid PhotoInk™ on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) vat. The illuminated regions react and solidify, then the build platform moves the cured layer up and out of the way, so that more liquid PhotoInk can be cured with the next image.
The Lumen X+ enables high-speed light-based bioprinting, crosslinking layers in as little as 10 seconds. More efficient microfluidics and organ-on-a-chip workflows.
Direct-printed microfluidic hydrogels from the Lumen X+ can supplement or replace PDMS in applications that require embedded cells, fluid absorption and bulk solute exchange, with channels as small as 150 µm. No need to worry about laborious and time-consuming prototyping with PDMS, or struggling to mimic water retention, cell adhesion or fluid exchange within your device. With speed, resolution and biocompatible PhotoInks, the Lumen X+ provides the ultimate companion for the rapid production of microfluidic channels and organ-on-a-chip devices.
3D printed scaffolds hold the promise of being able to create patient-specific treatments.