Why was the incubator added to Dr. INVIVO 4D6, especially when the printing process usually may not take long?
The built-in incubator with the CO2 (5%) temperature (37C) and humidity control (97%) is meant to perfectly recapitulate conditions at which cells exist in inside the human body. There are numerous evidence that even 30 minutes of cell exposure to conditions outside of their normal mammalian conditions can, in the long run, pose accumulated adverse effects onto their viability and protein expression profiles. So, we’re caring for the cell conditions from the very beginning. Most importantly, we’re convinced that for a bioprinter to be translated into the operating room to realize the full promise of organ regeneration, the cell incubator is a must.