When we founded the company in 2014, our mission was to make it easy to design and engineer 3D tissues. Bioprinters on the market were expensive, inaccessible, and difficult to use. We created our Beta device to tackle these problems and were humbled by its adoption within the community. Three years later, we believe in our mission even more strongly, as we’ve grown to serve hundreds of labs in all corners of the world.
As our users sophistication and capabilities expanded, so did we. With the launch of each new bioink and next generation bioprinter we have grown to be leaders in 3D biofabrication with a community of users who are literally changing the way we do medicine. From Yu Shrike Zhang over at MIT who published the first ever thrombosis-on a chip, to Julio and Andrea down at Wake Forest University printing tumor models, to Nathan Tessema in Dr. Kara Spillers Lab who published first author work as an undergrad. As we push for a future where organs are printed on bioprinters we realize that we are so much more than a hardware company.
Our new name Allevi was inspired by our community of users who work every day to making living solutions for humanity’s most important problems - to cure disease, to alleviate suffering, to build with life. When your work has life changing implications for people all over the world, it’s an amazing responsibility. That ingenuity. That importance. That’s Allevi. We believe everyone has the potential to change the course of medicine.
That’s why we are launching our new software today. At the heart of our software drives towards an experience that standardizes user flow, assures repeatability for the entire community, and provides an unparalleled way of testing several variables at once to reach a desired outcome quickly.
The slicer is now integrated directly into the core of our software. This allows users to focus on the parameters that matter the most for creating a successful print while allowing us to do the heavy lifting of slicing on the cloud.
We have also designed a new feature called projects where users can fill out a step by step process to create novel printing protocols. The software works with you to think about what you should consider when creating your desired construct. If you don’t know what is exactly going to create the best print, it’s okay….you can use a multi well dish and vary the parameters in each well to find that optimum print, whether your trying to achieve the best print shape or trying to optimize to have high cell viability, we have you covered.