The merging of biological matter with engineering components, could transform a number of emerging fields, including regenerative medicine and bio-machine interfaces. This presentation considers my group’s recent work in biofabrication and bioprinting techniques across different length scales. Particular focus is placed on the fabrication of extracellular matrix fibre analogue, embedded 3D printing, and guided tissue assembly that could extend the feature resolution and material functionality of tissue constructs.Continue reading “3D printing and biofabrication for bio-assembly and clinical informatics”
Efficient delivery of growth factors and signaling molecules has an important impact on the outcome of tissue engineering strategies. However, maintaining the optimum concentration of such molecules is a challenge due to the short biological half-life on one hand, and the possibility of uncontrolled differentiation, inflammation and carcinogenicity on the other hand. While bioprinting has led to significant hope in regeneration strategies aimed at dentoalveolar region, inherent complexity and heterogeneity of these tissues highlights the demand for controlled delivery of targeted signaling molecules.Continue reading “Development, characterization and encapsulation of drug loaded microgels in bioinks aimed at dentoalveolar bioprinting”
Tissue engineering typically uses a combination of biomaterial scaffolds, cells and signaling mechanisms (such as growth factors or mechanical stimuli) to restore the function of damaged or degenerated tissues. The research carried out in our laboratory investigates each of these three areas with target applications in tissues including bone, cartilage, skin, cardiovascular, respiratory, and neural tissues. 3D printing has allowed us to tune the mechanical properties of our scaffolds and to develop bioinks with enhanced regenerative potential.Continue reading “3D printing of scaffolds and biomolecules for enhanced tissue repair”
Organs are complex systems, comprised of different tissues, proteins, and cells, which communicate to orchestrate a myriad of functions in our bodies. Technologies are needed to replicate these structures towards the development of new therapies for tissue and organ repair, as well as for in vitro 3D models to better understand the morphogenetic biological processes that drive organogenesis.Continue reading “From Scaffold Design to Control Stem Cell Fate to Bioprinting”
A presentation by Mike Graffeo, CEO, FluidForm.
The fields of tissue engineering and bioprinting have been hamstrung by challenges using the right materials assembled the way biology intended to recreate structure and function. In this presentation, you’ll learn about some of the work that has been done using the FRESH method to advance the field of tissue engineering.Continue reading “Advancing Bioprinting using FRESH printing”
Speakers from Nanyang Technological University Singapore, KU Leuven, Ghent University, RegenHu, FluidForm, ThinkMade, MERLN Maastricht University and 3DTech will be there to talk about the latest developments in 3D Bioprinting. See the complete program here.Continue reading “Only 1 week to register for Online 3D Bioprinting Conference. Don’t miss it, register now!”
presentation by Mauro Petretta, Senior Scientific Advisor, REGENHU
In this talk, I will give a brief overview of REGENHU, 3D bioprinting applications, from drug discovery to tablet formulation, and examples of how our partners have advanced their research using our instruments.Continue reading “3D Bioprinting: Shifting paradigms of healthcare”
presentation by Sanna Turunen, Product Manager, D.Sc. (Tech.), 3DTech Ltd. / Brinter Ltd.
Chondral lesions constitute one of the major extrinsic risk factors for Osteoarthritis (OA), leading to significant societal and economic burden. OA is a highly prevalent condition that can result in disabling pain and loss of physical function.Continue reading “The Restore project, User-centred smart nanobiomaterial-based 3D matrices for chondral repair”
a presentation by Wai Yee Yeong, Nanyang Technological University Singapore. 3D bioprinting is fast becoming an advanced manufacturing enabler for the future of healthcare and biotechnologies research. The bioprinting landscape is experiencing expansion and consolidation in terms of technologies strategies.Continue reading “3D Bioprinting: Strategies and Applications”
presentation by Dr. Ruth Houbertz, ThinkMade Engineering & Consulting
Optical technologies cover a broad range of applications which make use of the generation and the manipulation of light, and they open a wide field of novel applications when combined with (bio-) medicine. Many efforts have been made to develop laser light sources in order to continuously increase their application potential.Continue reading “3D-Printed Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering – Materials and Applications”