3D printing and biofabrication for bio-assembly and clinical informatics

yan yan shery huang

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.

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Development, characterization and encapsulation of drug loaded microgels in bioinks aimed at dentoalveolar bioprinting

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.

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3D printing of scaffolds and biomolecules for enhanced tissue repair

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.

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From Scaffold Design to Control Stem Cell Fate to Bioprinting

lorenzo moroni

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.

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Advancing Bioprinting using FRESH printing

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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.

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Only 1 week to register for Online 3D Bioprinting Conference. Don’t miss it, register now!

Online 3D Bioprinting

Only 1 week to register for the ONLINE 3D Bioprinting Conference organised by Jakajima. Don’t miss it, REGISTER NOW!

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.

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The Restore project, User-centred smart nanobiomaterial-based 3D matrices for chondral repair

Sanna Turunen

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.

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3D-Printed Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering – Materials and Applications

Ruth Houbertz

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.

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