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Submission + - DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials Using an Old Inkjet (instructables.com)

MikeChino writes: Instructables member Patrik has successfully transformed an old HP5150 inkjet printer into a DIY bioprinter. To do this he removed the plastic covers and panels and rewired the paper handling mechanism. Then he prepped ink cartridges to be able to handle biological materials by opening the lid, removing the ink, and washing it out with deionized water. For his first experiment, he printed a simple solution of arabinose onto filter paper.
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DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials Using an Old Inkjet

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