Congratulations and a shout to Prof Savas Kaya et al on the release of their new paper: An Automated Perifusion System for Modifying Cell Culture Conditions over Time In their work they used two syringe infusion pumps to deliver complex patterns of media/nutrients over time to cell cultures. The automated syringe pump perifusion system (New Era Pump Systems, Inc., Farmingdale, NY, Model NO. NE-500) is a timed system that pumps solutions out in exact amounts in a perfectly timed manner that corresponds to a code created by the computer program SyringePumpProV1 (SyringePumpPro, Gawler, South Australia, Version [...]
I fully support the clever people making open source syringe pumps. But I don't support some of their outrageous claims. Worse still nobody ever seems to challenge them. None of this page is intended to be an attack on any person or project - but some of these claims - WOW! If you wish to take issue with what I have written here please contact me - for a friendly discussion. The world needs cheap pumps to help where there isn't the funding to support the purchase of commercially available pumps. I do have a used pumps page - where [...]
What challenges will you face - making your own pump. Here are the some of the major skill sets you will need to build a DIY pump. 3d printing - setup, stl files, printing, diagnosing printing faults - warped prints, light weight prints, cleaning up the printed part to acheive parts fit. CAD skills -you might not have to make changes to the chosen pumps cad files - perhaps you can source the identical components the designer(s) used, but you will need to be able to examine the CAD files to help with assembly. Mechanical Assembly - working with [...]
TERMIS-AM is an annual meeting held in America each year, that brings together researchers, trainees, administrators from academia, government, and industry to discuss developments in the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine field. It's a great venue for innovation and ideas in the fields of tissue engineering, biomaterials, stem cells, and regenerative medicine. Spraybase has a display at this confernce. TERMIS-AM 2016 - is being held in San Diego, CA on December 11-14, 2016. The theme for the 2016 meeting is “Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Personalized and Precise Science, Engineering, and Translation”; reflecting the amazing strides the industry has made [...]
SyringePumpPro will be at the 2016 World Biomatierals Congress in Montreal later this month! Sadly I personally won't be attending, but Ellen and the Spraybase Team will be there demonstrating their wonderful electro-spraying and electro-spinning equipment, which uses SyringePumpPro to control the infusion pumps they use. See Spraybase (and my SyringePumpPro) at booth 1313. Go through the main entrance turn right and head for the center of the wall. Spraybase equipment and SyringePumpPro SyringePumpPro was also at TERMIS-AM 2016! See here. WBC2016 Moose Spraybase booth at WBC2016 SyringePumpPro and Spraybase equipment at WBC2016 [...]
32 pumps - One SyringePumpPro installation How many pumps can be connected to a pump network? Can you connect to different pump models and brands? Most manufacturers support 100 pumps connected at the same time. I have never seen 100 pumps in the same room let alone connected together in a single network. I imagine that's something not many people have excluding the pump manufacturers. A customer has sent me a picture of their installation. This is two workstations consisting of 16 OEM pumps each. All 32 pumps are connected to a single SyringePumpPro installation. These pumps are [...]
Spraybase® is the world’s first integrated, fully customizable benchtop instrument that allows researchers to perform electrospinning and electrospraying with a diverse range of polymers, proteins, biologics and more. Thier products are designed for unparalleled ease of use, safety, reproducibility and flexibility. Electrospraying, which produces nanoparticles and electrospinning, which produces nanofibers, are among the most promising new technologies in biomedical research, food science, particle encapsulation, drug delivery, thin film deposition, and more. All Spraybase products are CE marked. Spraybase® electrospinning instruments use electrical charge to convert a polymer solution into micro or nano scale fibers that are delivered onto substrates with applications in [...]
Japanese Tease SyringePumpPro has had a great reception in Japan thanks mostly to YMC. I have started working (playing) with tooling up to produce translated versions of SyringePumpPro. I am looking for people who are prepared to translate. I have had a couple of offers from my distributors. If you'd like to help - please contact me.
Further studies in the electrochemical/mechanical strength of printed microbatteries Abhinav Gaikwad, Daniel Steingart CUNY Energy Institute, Chemical Engineering Department, The City College of New York. Published in Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8031, 80311M You can read it here
pnas.201213594SI Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Choe et al. 10.1073/pnas.1213594110 Keywords Mice, temperature controlled quarters, 12-h light and12-h dark photo-period, fed standard mouse chow, measurement of GnRH secretion, bio-luminescence monitoring, perifusion device, POA slice cultures, ultradian rhythm Pumps used: "Two NE-1000 syringe pumps controlled by a SyringePumpPro program"