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1. (WO2017040675) CLEAN CHAMBER TECHNOLOGY FOR 3D PRINTERS AND BIOPRINTERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040675    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049716
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B01L 1/02
F24F 13/26
F24F 13/28
B33Y 40/00
Applicants: CELLINK AB
GATENHOLM, Erik
TOURNIER, Ivan
GATENHOLM, Paul
Inventors: GATENHOLM, Erik
TOURNIER, Ivan
GATENHOLM, Paul
Title: CLEAN CHAMBER TECHNOLOGY FOR 3D PRINTERS AND BIOPRINTERS
Abstract:
Clean chamber technology for 3D printers and bioprinters is described. An airtight chamber or enclosure is provided so that positive pressure can be created inside the chamber. Unfiltered air is sucked in from outside into the chamber through a high efficiency filter such as a HEPA filter, using an electrically powered fan or blower, filtering out at least about 99% of particles and contaminants. The filtered air is then pushed into a 3D printing area inside the chamber and out through vents within the frame of the chamber. The technology provides a clean environment for 3D bioprinting of human tissue models and organs and 3D cell culturing without requiring clean room facilities.