Inventia Rastrum 3D Printer wins 2019 Good Design Awards for Design of the Year and Best in Class

Revolutionising 3D cell culture

Rastrum is the world’s first high-throughput 3D bioprinting platform designed for cell biology.

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2D cell culture is dead

Culturing cells in 2D has been the bedrock of biomedical research for decades. It is simple and efficient. But there is a big problem - cells don’t grow in 2D in the body.

It is now well established that 3D cell models better represent human tissues(1). They more accurately replicate biological processes and drug responses(2). The age of 2D cell culture is over.

Implementing physiological 3D cell models in your lab will accelerate discovery and help generate high-impact research. But adopting 3D cell culture has not been easy... until now.

  1. Picollet-D’hahan (2016) Trends Biotechnol. 34, 757; Yamada (2007) Cell 130, 601; Knight (2015) J. Anat. 746;
  2. Breslin (2013) Drug Discov. Today 18, 240; Mogilner (2011) Trends Biotechnol. 21, 692
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An ideal 3D cell model should be complex.
Creating it should be simpler.

Rastrum makes complex 3D cell biology simple by unleashing the power of digital 3D bioprinting.

With its unique technology, Rastrum places individual cell types and matrix components drop-by-drop (akin to an inkjet printer depositing pixels of colour), layer-by-layer to build a 3D cell model, giving you capability like never before to recreate in vivo biology.

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Rastrum is the world’s first high-throughput 3D bioprinting platform designed for cell biology

Easy iconEasy

No more frustrating manual construction of 3D cell cultures. Ready-to-use kits and protocols. Just Plug, Play, Print.

Efficient iconEfficient

Hundreds of experiments per day, not a handful. High throughout, automated printing gives valuable time back to research staff.

Reproducible iconReproducible

Unprecedented reproducibility. Every well is near identical, creating efficiencies in imaging and analysis.

Powerful iconPowerful

We’ve created the tool – you create the experiment. Capable of printing 3D cell models that are not possible with manual methods

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Rastrum Bioprinter

Inventia Life Science is built on a foundation of deep science established through industry-university partnerships and driven by the needs of biomedical researchers and tissue engineers. Our core technology is currently being applied across a pipeline of applications in cell-based research and regenerative medicine.

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