Indian start-up launches indigenous 3D printer that prints human tissues
Published in Bioprinting.
Avay Biosciences, an Indian tech start-up, has launched an indigenous 3D printer that, they claim, can print human tissues.
Bioprinting is a method of tissue replication that uses ‘bioinks’ that are engineered to print artificial living tissues like skin. Bioprinting temporarily or permanently supports and nurtures living cells.
The first prototype of the ‘Mito Plus’ bioprinter was installed at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Mito Plus is the advanced version of the Bio 3D printer developed with inputs on the prototype from the research lab of Dr Bikramjit Basu at IISc and developed by Avay, which was co-founded by an IIT Madras alumnus. It is said to be one of the most advanced 3D bioprinters in India.
The start-up is already partnering with premier research and development institutes across India, including IIT Madras, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hyderabad, and BITS Pilani (Goa Campus) as customers and collaborators.