Boston Micro Fabrication Launches BMF Biotechnology Inc. to Advance Use of 3D BioChips in Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Research

BY Laura Galloway

Innovative microfluidics chips with unmatched precision, enable recapitulation of physiologically relevant tissues at large scale, enhancing drug and cosmetic response prediction, and accelerating research pathways.

San Diego, Calif. – April 30, 2024 – To better support the use of highly precise, microfluidic solutions in advanced drug development, pharmaceutical and cosmetic research, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) proudly introduces BMF Biotechnology Inc. Headquartered in San Diego, California, BMF Biotechnology Inc. is dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative BioChips (organ-on-a-chip platforms) through cultivating large-scale tissues in vitro, helping accelerate new drug and cosmetic development.

BMF is known for its innovative and unique high precision micro-printing platforms for product designers and engineers in fields like medical device, electronics, optic/photonics and life sciences who require a high level of feature resolution and demanding dimensional tolerance. Starting in late 2022, BMF began to expand the business beyond supplying the Projection Micro Stereolithography (PµSL) platform and associated parts delivery. As part of this initiative, BMF inaugurated the San Diego Research Institute, dedicated to advancing innovative microfluidic BioChips for drug discovery and cosmetic testing. The initial phase of this endeavor has concluded with encouraging outcomes.

By faithfully replicating the physiological conditions found in the human body, BMF Biotechnology’s BioChips offer a powerful platform for studying health and disease biological mechanisms, evaluating drug and cosmetic safety and efficacy, and predicting patient responses. BMF BioChips feature an integrated ‘vascular-mimetic’ network of channels, enabling in vivo-like nutrient and waste exchange and compound delivery across the entire large tissue. This potentially yields more precise testing results and compound sensitivity compared to traditional 2D cell culture and animal models.

Robust tissue models, such as tumor models for assessing drug efficacy, kidney models for evaluating drug safety, and skin models for cosmetic assessments have been consistently cultivated. Additionally, collaborations with global partners have led to the development of various other tissue models to help researchers better understand the biological mechanisms of health and disease, including liver and heart conditions, lung cancer, endometrial cancer, and more.

“Building on success that BMF has had with other self-driven innovations such as the UltraThineer veneers, the launch of BMF Biotechnology Inc. represents a significant leap forward in our ability to harness the potential of 3D BioChip technology,” remarked Dr. Jennifer Sun, Chief Scientific Officer of BMF Biotechnology Inc. “With our innovative technology and approach, we aim to empower researchers with the tools they need to translate scientific discoveries into tangible therapeutic solutions that improve patient outcomes.”

To help fully realize the power of the BioChips, BMF Biotechnology is now recruiting collaboration Partners. The BMF Biotechnology Inc. Partner Program offers a range of activities for BMF Biotechnology Inc. and Partners to jointly develop and validate innovative devices and biological models. We welcome industry, research, and academic entities to reach out and explore potential collaborations with us.

More information about BMF Biotechnology Inc. and our Partner Program can be found at You can also find us at the MPS World Summit 2024 in booth #9, taking place in Seattle, Wash. from June 10-14, 2024.

About Boston Micro Fabrication

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) enables highly precise, micro-scale 3D printing across healthcare, the life sciences, electronics, and machining industries. Using the company’s proprietary PμSL (Projection Micro Stereolithography) technology, the microArch system printers produce the industry’s most accurate and precise high-resolution 3D prints for product development, research, and industrial short run production. Founded in 2016, BMF has offices in Boston, Shenzhen, Chongqing and Tokyo with a research and development center in San Diego. For more information on BMF please visit or follow the company on LinkedIn.