The Nano-PlotterTM family is ideal to generate high-quality spots by non-contact microdispensing of sub-nanoliter volumes. The versatile “drop on demand” piezo technology allows the placement of very small drops onto various surfaces, but also the mixing of samples into pre-filled cavities to run nano-assays. The compact instruments are your ideal companion for the development and production of biochips and for many other liquid handling tasks
The GeSiM microdispensers don’t touch the surface to spot on, which minimizes damage to the surface and maximizes spotting flexibility. The dispensers (also called "pipettes" or "jets") follow the drop-on-demand principle, i.e., a drop is released exactly when the piezo ceramic actuator is triggered.
The printing of microarrays, e.g. with the GeSiM Nano-Plotter , produces surface structures that are at least 50 µm large. For finer structures down to approx. 100 nanometers, microcontact printing (µ-CP) is established as the method of choice. A three-dimensional shaped stamp transfers it's surface layout onto a planar target structure.
Tissue engineering and tissue regeneration becomes a promising approach e.g. to cure severe bone injuries. Artificial tissue grown from differentiable cells often needs to get in a particular 3-dimensional shape for implantation. Bio scaffolds can serve as a mechanical support for artificial tissues, further supporting supply of the cells and removal of the metabolites. Usually bio-scaffolds consist of a porous material to be seeded with differentiable cells. After implantation in the host organism the scaffold material is supposed to degrade, enabling uninterrupted layers of artificially grown tissue.