Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Molecular Models

Welcome to Molecular Models

We offer a complete 3D-printing solution for all Life Science researchers, lecturers and students at UK universities and colleges. Bringing a molecule to life as a high-resolution model that can be handled and explored, greatly aids understanding and appreciation of molecular shape and function. Our 3D models offer a hands-on way to show how molecules interact and how biological and biomedical processes occur. The models are durable, long-lasting and in addition to their use in lectures and practicals, can be used to aid the impact of research grants, public engagement and science communication.

Click here to see some example models recently completed.

We can print absolutely any molecule! This can include primary, secondary, tertiary or quaternary protein structures; DNA or RNA structures; co-crystal structures; sugars, lipids, ligands, cofactors, coenzymes, small molecules, chemicals, metabolites, organics or drug interactions. As well as glossy full-colour printing, we can include magnets to allow models to be composed of several pieces that ‘click’ together (eg protein-DNA complexes or multisubunit proteins). We can work with any data from X-ray, NMR or cryo-EM sources.

If you would like to know more, please complete our enquiry form


We have a simple pricing strategy of £30 per cm. This price includes VAT (UK only) and delivery of the molecule to a UK, EU, US or international lab address. Once we have designed the model to your specification (colours, magnets etc.), we ask for a credit card payment from your finance office to our University Online Store. As a rough guide, a 15 cm model is in the order of £450, incl VAT and delivery direct to your lab.

Further information

You can find more information on the service that we provide by downloading our PDF leaflet.

3D Printing for the Life Sciences pdf, 2.8MB

Molecular Models - 3D Printing for the Life Sciences .PDF download


Get in touch

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