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Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz’s to save humanity with bioprinting

Paving the way in the emerging sector of 3D bioprinting with Ourobionics and Cybosense

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In the vast, chaotic realm of science, technology, and 3D bioprinting, where the timid fear to tread and the brave often lose their way in publications and the perks of ivory towers, Professor Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz emerges as a beacon of hope in the dense fog of uncertainty.

A renegade in the truest sense, Alireza is carving a path through the digital wilderness – paving the way for many in the newly emerging sector of 3D bioprinting, which leverages the fourth dimension to create complex human tissue with 3D printable self-healing and self-assembling bioelectronics and biosensors.

Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz's odyssey for humanity's salvation - paving the way for 3D bioprinting with Ourobionics and Cybosense.

Now, I’ve crossed paths with many scientists in my time, each wrapped in their own cocoon of theories and hypotheses, but Alireza is not just another face in the crowd. This man, with his roots in the hallowed halls of Harvard, Wyss, and DTU (the Technical University of Denmark) isn’t merely predicting the future, but crafting it – one audacious deep technology company at a time.

As we are ever-present in conflicts and war zones (Isreal and Ukraine), imagine being able to 3D print biosensors and bioelectronics on the battlefield, or create super soldiers that are protected from harsh conditions – a world where 3D printed bioelectronics and biosensors can be used to monitor soldiers vital signs, and even cortisol or dopamine levels. The same would apply to smart watches or smart materials for sports players.

Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz's odyssey for humanity's salvation - paving the way for 3D bioprinting with Ourobionics and Cybosense.

Let’s strip away the scientific jargon and dive into the meat of it: 3D printable and bio-printable self-healing bioelectronics and biosensors. Ponder on that.

Machines with the uncanny ability to mend themselves – as if we’re breathing life into cold metal and circuits. The vanguard of this brave new world is Alireza, who first set his sights on merging human tissue with disease biosensors, from his start-up Ourobionics, to reduce animal testing and pave the way for faster drug development.

The Ourobionics team envisioned a tomorrow of 3D bio-electric fabricated cyborganic human tissues where ailments are caught before they rear their ugly heads, and new drugs are developed at warp speed – a world where the next global health crisis is stopped dead in its tracks. That’s the dream, the vision, the first promise of Alireza and the group of experts that built Ourobionics BV – merging human tissue with biosensors to extend human longevity.

And then there’s the pièce de résistance – Cybosense. More than just a start-up, this is Alireza’s manifesto to the world. At a time when the very essence of our existence teeters on the brink, Cybosense is not just a shield – it’s our sword, our beacon, our hope.

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, the fusion of biology and electronics is ushering in a new era of innovation. Cybosense’s self-healing bioelectronics and advanced biosensors promise advancements touching various sectors, from defense to space exploration, and maybe even music.

 

Military and defense

Envision the future battlefields where, instead of the traditional scenes of chaos, we might see 3D drones that can repair themselves after sustaining damage, and continue their missions without missing a beat, or super soldiers with 3D printed bioelectronics and biosensors built into their suits. For soldiers on the ground, wearable biosensors could monitor vital signs – instantly alerting medical teams to potential health issues. This isn’t just about improving combat capabilities; it’s about enhancing safety and precision.

Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz's odyssey for humanity's salvation - paving the way for 3D bioprinting with Ourobionics and Cybosense.

Industry

In the factories of the future, machinery breakdowns could become a rarity. Machines with the ability to self-repair would ensure continuous production – minimizing downtime. Additionally, biosensors could play a pivotal role in worker safety – constantly monitoring health metrics and ensuring optimal working conditions.

Energy

As we continue to explore sustainable energy sources, the resilience of our infrastructure becomes paramount. Imagine solar panels in harsh deserts that can self-repair after sandstorms, or tidal turbines that can mend themselves after encounters with marine debris. The focus shifts from mere energy production to sustainable and enduring energy solutions. The 3D printable biosensors and bioelectronics also have the ability for use in the energy and supply chain industry where the 3D biosensor can be used to detect changes in its environment and also help make the infrastructure more efficient.

Space

The challenges of space exploration demand robust and resilient 3D and 4D biofabrication technology. With self-healing 3D printable bioelectronics, space rovers could potentially repair minor damages on alien terrains, and satellites could recover from minor impacts with space debris. For astronauts on long-duration missions, biosensors would be invaluable – continuously monitoring their health and ensuring their well-being in the harsh environment of space.

Music

As technology continues to evolve, music and media stand at an exciting crossroads. These forms of expression, which have always been central to our shared human experience, are now being enriched and transformed by the possibilities of bioelectronics and biosensors. Imagine headphones that not only deliver sound but also adapt to the unique shape and needs of your ears. If there’s wear and tear, they fix themselves. If the audio isn’t quite right, they adjust based on feedback from your own body. Alireza’s technology could impact musical instruments we know and love, and could soon have a touch of the future. Think of a guitar that tweaks its sound based on the environment or a piano that subtly shifts its tone, resonating with the emotions of the player.

Live music has always been about the connection between the artist and the audience. But what if performers could feel the audience’s reactions in real time? With 3D printed biosensors, artists might adjust their performance based on the crowd’s mood – creating a truly interactive experience. Shortly, your favorite films or series might just adapt to how you’re feeling. If you’re deeply engrossed in a thriller, it could ramp up the suspense. If a drama is getting too heavy – a light-hearted moment might be introduced – all based on your emotional feedback. As bioelectronics make their mark, our experience with music and media is set to become more personal, interactive, and attuned to our emotions. It’s a harmonious blend of technology and humanity that promises richer experiences for artists and audiences alike.

Cybosense promises not just to change the world, but to save it. In an age where the very fabric of our society is under threat, from both external and internal forces, Cybosense is building the infrastructure to defend humanity. It’s not just about survival – it’s about thriving, about reaching for the stars, quite literally.

If we are to make the leap to space, to become a multi-planetary species, we need the kind of technology that Alireza and Cybosense are pioneering. We need self-repairing tech for those long journeys through the void. We need advanced biosensors to ensure our astronauts are in peak condition. In essence, we need a shield – both literal and metaphorical – and Alireza is forging it for us.

To paraphrase the legendary Hunter S. Thompson, “In a world of batshit craziness, the truly audacious find their groove.” And things, my friend, are getting crazier by the minute. However, amid this chaos, it’s heartening to know we’ve got trailblazers like Alireza. As we hurtle into the future, with all its uncertainties and promises, it’s warriors like him who ensure that humanity doesn’t just endure, but flourishes.

The world of 3D printing and 3D bioprinting has changed forever with the launch of Cybosense and the work of Professor Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz – going a step beyond making human tissue and biosensors for regenerative medicine. The energy, military, and space industries are in for a wild ride.

Once again, to quote Hunter S. Thompson, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.” All of these deep technologies seem weird to the general public but to experts in the industry, we see the potential for the future of longevity and defense in 3D and 4D deep technology.

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Dr. Stephen G. Gray

Dr. Stephen G. Gray is a serial entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in deep technology from use of bioengineering & robotic arm bioelectro-fabrication for regenerative medicine & longevity to cultivated meat & cell-based biomanufacturing. He is a founder & co-director (COO) of NouBio Inc: Market ready products that drop cultivated meat production costs by 95% and internal robotic DeepTech to unlock all of cell-based biomanufacturing. He is a co-founder of Ourobionics BV: DeepTech that enables human tissue to become high throughput (with 4D enabling bioelectro-fabrication) & cyborganic (with self-healing bioelectronics/biosensors) to speed up drug discovery with a vision of human-machine interfaces to enhance human longevity. He has co-founded & advised multiple DeepTech start-ups: Cartallum Blockchain, Cybosense, GutsBV, OuroFoods, & Nukaryo. The first start-up he co-founded, Ourobotics Ltd, was voted amongst the Top 10 3D bioprinters in 2015 & they open-sourced basic extrusion 3D bioprinting to the masses in 2016. He lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands and his writing style "Ouro Journalism" has a focus on insights from the sector of deep technology.

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