Creating centimeter-scale complex tissue geometries within seconds via Volumetric Bioprinting

Our finite ability to spontaneously regenerate our organs, associated with increasing longevity, reinforces the need for engineered human tissues. Bioprinting made constructing architecturally complex, centimeter-scale 3D living structures possible in hours, arranging cells and materials into pattern that can hasten maturation into functional tissues. Nevertheless, biological elements such as cells and biomolecules are sensitive to physical stimuli and have shortened lifetime in solution. This can result in the reduction of cell function proportionally to printing time.

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Robotic-based in situ bioprinting

giovanni vozzi

Bioprinting has provided several advantages to traditional tissue engineering approaches for fabricating scaffolds for organ/tissue regeneration thanks to a precise and controlled biomaterials processing. Nevertheless, this technology, also known as in vitro bioprinting, suffers from several limitations when considering its clinical application, such as scaffold handling difficulty, risk of contamination, need of a maturation period in a bioreactor and shape/morphology of the bioprinted construct not perfectly matching with the defect site.

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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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On tooth bioprinting

Reinhilde Jacobs

presentation by Reinhilde Jacobs, Professor Dentomaxillofacial Radiology & research coordinator OmfsImpath, University of Leuven

Missing teeth are nowadays often replaced by osseointegrated implants. Unfortunately, children with missing teeth can not be helped by such implant treatment. In the search for a solution to help such children, the idea of tooth bioprinting was introduced. When such concept could be developed, it might offer possibilities not only to help young patients with missing teeth, yet also it might be opened up to help all patients with missing teeth. The presentation will cover all challenges and opportunities to advance realizing this goal.


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