SE3D Obtains Supplementary SBIR Funding
SE3D, a company leading innovation in bioscience education and technology, announced today that it has been awarded a supplementary Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding through the Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships (TECP) program for the Plug-and-Play Bioprinting Educational Toolkit for Next Generation Science and Engineering Students project. The Phase II award with this amendment totals $866,512.
In 2015, SE3D received the Phase I SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to design and construct a desktop 3D bioprinter and supporting curricula for classroom and research applications. The r3bEL 3D bioprinter was introduced in 2016 and has been adopted by select schools across the country. In September 2016, SE3D received the Phase II SBIR grant which was largely used to develop a second model, the r3bEL mini bioprinter and technology commercialization.
“The TECP funding is designed to pave the way for partnerships with strategic corporate partners and investors for SBIR grantees. We are very happy to receive additional support from NSF to strengthen commercial partnerships that will help us to grow our business and extend the market reach for our new product, the r3bEL mini.”
The r3bEL mini bioprinter was designed as the ideal classroom learning tool and will be available for purchase in May 2018. Beta units are currently available for pre-orders. Its small footprint, ease of use, and affordability make it the perfect educational tool for high schools and universities, engaging students in biology, robotics and engineering.
Detailed information about this grant can be obtained from the NSF.
For more information about the r3bEL mini, visit this site.
SE3D is an EdTech startup, funded by the National Science Foundation, specializing in science education courseware and desktop 3D bioprinters for K9-14. Our unique curriculum and equipment is designed to prepare and propel the next generation of biomedical scientists, engineers and innovators.
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