3D bio-printer installed at Peter Mac


Inventia RASTRUM installed at Peter Mac

World first 3D bio-printer promises to accelerate cancer research.

The Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics (VCFG) at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) is the first lab to install the RASTRUM 3D bio-printer — designed by D+I for Inventia Life Sciences — and the first to apply this time-saving technology to cancer research.

RASTRUM allows scientists to print 3D cell models at unprecedented speed, replacing a time-consuming and manual process. The printer can produce 1,000 three-dimensional cell models in less than six hours, a task that would take more than 50 hours using current manual techniques.

This innovative technology promises to dramatically accelerate research into potential new cancer drugs.

“This is a novel and exciting platform for cancer research,” Associate Professor Kaylene Simpson, Head of the VCFG at Peter Mac says.

“The ability to create realistic three-dimensional cell models through an automated and scalable process will vastly accelerate our research progress and advance therapeutic target discovery.”

Watch the video above to see the RASTRUM being unveiled.

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