3D bioprinter developed at Gebze Technical University


AA | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 16:58 | Last Updated: 24 02 2021 – 16:58

Established in Gebze Technical University Technology Transfer Office to develop high-tech devices used in organ and tissue engineering studies, GBA TECH has developed a 3D bioprinter designed entirely by Turkish engineers.

All designs and documents of the GBA SPC1 model bioprinter were shared with the world as open source.

Biomedical engineer Gül Banu Aydın, whose views were given in the statement, stated that, as a result of long-term R&D studies at GTÜ, they developed a 3D bioprinter and produced its prototype completely of their own.

Pointing out that they share all designs and documents of the GBA SPC1 model bioprinter with the world open source, Aydın said:

“In this way, anyone who is interested in tissue engineering studies in universities, laboratories and technology institutes all over the world will be able to make the GBA SPC1 model open source 3D bioprinter, the design of which is entirely owned by Turkish engineers. The parts designs of the GBA SPC1 have been uploaded to the thingiverse platform, which is the most known in the world, at gbaspace.com. Those who want to produce this 3D bioprinter can access the parts on the thingiverse site. With our 3D bioprinter, we printed scaffolds with different geometries. We are working on new products and new biomaterials. “

Aydın stated that it is aimed to transfer personal tissues and organs to patients by printing personalized tissues and organs with high-tech devices used in organ and tissue engineering studies, “In addition, the effects of drugs and cosmetic products on these tissues will be tested in the external environment by imitating target tissues and organs, and these drugs will be tested before people use them. information about the side effects will be obtained. In this way, less animals will be used in experiments. ” used the expressions.