We love compactness. We love when things just fit together. We love protocols! We love open source design! Which is why we put all four of these ideas into our new Pioreactor dosing platform:
Let's go through each point of why we are so excited about this:
The platform measures only slightly larger than the Pioreactor itself: 8cm x 12cm. The pumps are snuggly connected to the Pioreactor hat:
This design also makes it easy to visually track where media and waste are flowing:
The platform is made up of modular pieces that fit together using a dovetail design: one piece for the Pioreactor 20ml, and two pieces for our peristaltic pumps.
The pieces are designed to have tolerances that all them to be 3D printed, and without supports too.
The dovetail design is part of a larger design protocol. There's already a library of additional pieces that can be fit together:
Where can I get one?
You can print your own (see the Printables link earlier), or you can purchase them from us, too, in our classic Pioreactor matte-black color!