Previous Editions

The 3D Bioprinting Conference is part of the 3D Medical Printing Series organized and initiated by Jakajima. It all started in 2014, Click on the year to find out who spoke at the previous editions.

2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 Perugia, Italy | 2019 Maastricht, The Netherlands | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


The 3D Medical Printing Series consists of 5 sessions. Watch presentations and / or download them per topic. You need a password to open the page. Click on the topic:

3D Bioprinting Conference
3D Medtech Printing Conference
3D Dental Printing Conference
3D Pharma Printing Conference
Beyond 3D Printing Session


Pieter HermansWelcome and Opening

Pieter Hermans, Jakajima, Read more
wai yee yeongKeynote Speaker Associate Professor, Wai Yee Yeong, Nanyang Technological University Singapore | TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award 2019 Winner, on "3D Bioprinting: Strategies and Applications", Read more
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Reinhilde JacobsProf. Reinhilde Jacobs, Dept Imaging & Pathology/ OMFS-IMPATH Research Group, KU Leuven – Group Biomedical Sciences | Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery - UZ Leuven, on "Tooth Bioprinting", Read more
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Jasper van HoorickJasper Van Hoorick, Postdoctoral Researcher , Ghent University /
Project Manager, Xpect-INX, on "From Polymer Research to Bio-ink Industry", Read more
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Mauro PetrettaMauro Petretta, Senior Scientific Advisor, RegenHu, on "3D Bioprinting: Shifting paradigms of healthcare",
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Mike GraffeoMichael Graffeo, CEO and co-founder, FluidForm, on 'Advancing Bioprinting using FRESH printing', Read more
Ruth HoubertzRuth Houbertz, Founder, ThinkMade Engineering & Consulting, on "3D-Printed Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering - Materials and Applications", Read more
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Gabriele AddarioGabriele Addario, PhD Candidate, MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, Maastricht University, on "Kidney tubulointerstitium: a microfluidic bioprinting approach", Read more
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Sanna TurunenSanna Turunen, Product Manager, D.Sc. (Tech.), 3DTech Ltd. / Brinter Ltd., on "The Restore project, User-centred smart nanobiomaterial-based 3D matrices for chondral repair", Read more
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The 3D Medical Printing Series encompasses four conferences:

About this conference

3D Bioprinting is the utilization of 3D printing and 3D printing–like techniques to combine cells, growth factors, and biomaterials to fabricate biomedical parts that maximally imitate natural tissue characteristics.

3D Bioprinting holds much promise in advancing medicine as tool to replicate cellular complexity of tissue environment, ex vivo for drug screening and as a means of engineering well-defined functional tissue units for transplantation (scaffolds, which can be used to regenerate joints and ligaments).

3D Bioprinting generally follows three steps:

  • Pre-bioprinting, the process of creating a model that the printer will later create and choosing the materials that will be used.
  • Bioprinting, mixture of cells, matrix, and nutrients (bioinks) are placed in a printer cartridge and deposited using the patients’ medical scans.
  • Post-bioprinting, creation of a stable structure from the biological material.

For 3D Bioprinting there are three main approaches:

  • Biomimicry
  • Autonomous self-assembly
  • Combination of both, also called mini-tissue building blocks

This conference (1st edition in 2014), which is part of the 3D Medical Printing Series, will bring together the international 3D Bioprinting community to showcase the work of researchers in their field and its applications, with a view to fostering closer ties and collaborations. The overall goal of this conference is to address both the technologies and the applications — from early technology development to downstream applications.