Quantum X bio

3D microfabrication for biological and biomedical applications

2PP bioprinting - Creating the world's most accurate 3D bioprinter

Reimagining Nanoscribe’s Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP) printing technology through a biologist’s lens. It’s time to explore bioprinting on the nano- and microscale with the Quantum X bio.

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Optimized for cellular work

A temperature-controlled environment in conjunction with onboard sterility measures makes the Quantum X bio the go-to system for exploring biological applications.

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Smart, connected workflows

Ensure quality of your print job from start to finish through sensors and video data. Save time by controlling the system from the touchscreen or the desktop software.

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Unprecedented accuracy

Unlock high-performance 3D bioprinting with feature resolution down to 100nm on areas up to 25 cm².​
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Intuitive software

With user-friendly software solutions and a library of proven bioprinting STL models, the Quantum X bio promises for an intuitive and straightforward set up. 

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Flexibility prioritized

Print virtually any 3D design with unmatched precision and speed on a wide range of substrates – including microscope slides and petri dishes.

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Extensive biomaterial offerings

Choose between our tailored, functionalized biomaterials developed at Nanoscribe, CELLINK and Advanced BioMatrix, or from externally available photoresins.

Be prepared for live-cell printing

Quantum X bio provides all the features you need for printing with bioresins containing living cells – and keeping them alive. This allows you to explore exciting new applications like vascularized tissue printing, smart / living materials, topology for cell mechanics and migrations, sub-micron patterning and more.

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3D structure containing living NIH 3T3 fibroblast cells, printed from a custom bioink based on Gelatin methacrylate. Cell viability one hour after printing is > 90% as obtained by live-dead staining.

3D cell culture

Cultivate cells in 3D printed microwell arrays. Thanks to the use of biocompatible materials, the cells can attach and proliferate as seen in the fluorescent microscope image.

Vasculature fabrication

By 3D bioprinting complex microfluidic structures, vasculature models can be effectively fabricated. Here, the various circuits can be seen by flushing each structure with different colored fluids.

Drug delivery

Due to the precise microfabrication technology, the Quantum X bio enables 3D printed drug delivery applications. The image demonstrates our technology’s ability to realize high aspect ratio.

Technical features
Rapid prototyping with high precision, design freedom and a straightforward workflow
Cell-friendly wavelength 780 nm
Industry-proven platform for many substrate types
Nano Clean Chamber Technology, ensuring sterility
Temperature-stable print chamber environment with substrate temperature control
Wide range of universal and application-specific printing
Custom materials usable

What is 2PP bioprinting?

2-photon polymerization (2PP) requires two photons to deliver the energy necessary to cause a photoreaction, and this only happens when two photons overlap in the same time and space (X, Y, and Z). The 2PP technique allows users to print into the photoresist which enables complex constructs to be printed without additional supports. Additionally, since two photons are required to trigger the photoreaction, the smallest feature size is confined to the volume where the two photons overlap, enabling submicron precision for the features!

Ready. Set. Print.

Organize and monitor your research project with our intuitive software and excellent data tracking. Generate, upload, print, and monitor your print job directly from the device’s touchscreen or remotely from your PC.

With Nanoscribe’s UX-optimized software solutions, inspired by a bioprinting library of proven STL models, and monitoring of sensor and video data during printing, it’s genuinely easy to achieve printing success.

Bioconvergence at its best

Powered by NANOSCRIBE’s proprietary Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography (2GL®) technology and CELLINK’s award-winning cell-friendly technologies, the Quantum X bio high-precision 3D microfabrication bioprinter is the first of its kind. 2GL has been customized and reimagined with the cell biologist and tissue engineer in mind. Microfabrication speed and precision meet patented Clean Chamber sterilization, advanced temperature controls and biocompatibility to create the fastest and most precise tool on the market for vasculature printing with excellent shape accuracy. The Quantum X bio promises to accelerate innovation across critical applications like tissue engineering, cell biology and regenerative medicine.

Benchmark scores

Surface roughnessdown to ≤ 5 nm
Minimum feature size¹down to 100 nm 
Shape accuracydown to ≤ 200 nm 
Batch processingup to 200 typical mesoscale structures over night
Autofocus precisiondown to ≤ 30 nm 
Print field diameter 25 mm divided by lens magnification  
Maximum scan speed ²6.25 m/s divided by lens magnification  

General system properties

Printing technology• Layer-by-layer 3D printing based on Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP)
• Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography (2GL®) with voxel tuning capability
Substrates• Microscope slides (3 x 1” / 76 x 26 mm)
• Wafers 1” (25.4 mm) to 6” (150 mm)
• Glass, silicon, and further transparent and opaque materials
• Petri Dishes (35 or 50 mm)
 
Photoresins• Advanced BioMatrix Hydrogels
• Xpect-inx Bioinks
• Nanoscribe IP-Photoresins (polymers)
• Nanoscribe GP Photoresin (glass)
• Customer User Materials
Maximum printing area50 x 50 mm²

Given values may vary depending on the photoresin and structure geometry
¹ 100 nm feature size control in all spatial directions
² e.g. for 10x magnification: 625 mm/s

Are you ready to create the future of health?