Translational Challenges in 3D-Bioprinting

By Prasad Shastri, Professor of Biofunctional Macromolecular Chemistry & Bioss Professor of Cell Signalling Environments / Director, Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry at University of Freiburg

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. In regards to the latter, 3D-bioprinting offers a critical link between principles of tissue engineering and patient-specific delivery of healthcare.

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3D Point-of-Care: What, Why and How


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hospitalsSimon Vanooteghem, 3D Printing in Healthcare – Business Development, Materialise

maaike koenrades& Maaike Koenrades, Project Lead 3D Lab & Technical Physician, Medisch Spectrum Twente

Over the past 20 years, 3D Printing has emerged as a disruptive technology in the healthcare field — it’s been used to create custom devices and instruments, plan complex medical procedures, and to better train future medical professionals. As the accessibility to the technology increases, hospitals are beginning to adopt 3D printing programs within their own institutions, aiming to reduce lead times for 3D-printed models and to build knowledge internally.

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Laser-Assisted Bioprinting: Effect on Bone Regeneration

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by Nathalie Dusserre, Research Engineer, ART BioPrint (Inserm U1026, BioTis, Université de Bordeaux, France)

Laser-Assisted Bioprinting (LAB) technology, due to its unprecedented cell printing resolution and precision, is an attractive tool for the in situ printing of a bone substitute. We have previously shown that LAB can be used to induce bone regeneration through the in situ printing of mesenchymal stromal cells, associated with collagen and nano-hydroxyapatite, in a calvaria defect model in mice. In this model, different cell printing geometries proved to impact differently the process of bone tissue regeneration.


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Towards printed pediatric medicines in hospital pharmacies

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by Heidi Öblom, PhD student, Åbo Akademi University

To date, the lack of age-appropriate medicines for many indications require dose manipulation of commercially available dosage forms, which frequently results in inaccurate doses and dose fluctuations. Various printing technologies have recently been explored in the pharmaceutical field due to the flexible and precise nature of the techniques. In this presentation, a conventional method to produce patient-tailored doses for pediatrics at a hospital pharmacy will be compared to 2D and 3D-printed personalized dosage forms. The presentation will, furthermore, discuss the advantages and limitations of each manufacturing method.


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Cryptopharmaceuticals: Smart dosage forms

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by Natalja Genina, Associate professor, University of Copenhagen

The conventional manufacturing methods for pharmaceutical dosage forms have limitations in provision of personalized medicine in regard to patient-tailored dose, surface design, color, etc. Furthermore, the end-users have difficulties in identifying their own medicine. In addition, falsified medicines become more and more sophisticated.


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ReCleft is a reusable training simulator for surgeons


Cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) is the leading craniofacial anomaly affecting 1 in every 500-700 births. Gaining hands-on experience in cleft surgery can be difficult due to limited access within the infant oral cavity and the delicate tissues of the velum. Even minor errors may lead to complications with serious consequences for the patient. Globally, it is estimated that 250,000 infants are born with cleft lip and/or palate in low resource countries each year and it is estimated that a significant proportion are not repaired.

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Clinicians make 3D printed, patient-specific models with help from GE Healthcare and Formlabs

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Anatomical models that allow the combination of hands-on and visual communication and coordination amongst radiologists, surgeons, trainees, and patients around the world.

Historically, software designed to allow manual preparation of image data into 3D printable files has been labor intensive, requiring hours of work. Using the GE Healthcare Advantage Workstationtm (AW) advanced visualization tools, specifically designed for the medical community, radiologists are able to produce models of normal and pathological anatomy using automation techniques that will speed up the pre-3D printing preparation work by taking advantage of the AW’s diagnostic workflow.

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Dental Multi Material 3D Jetting

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by Kateryna Filippovych, Process lead, Océ, a Canon company

Imagine 3D printed full color artificial teeth for permanent use. Why not? This question we asked ourselves two years ago. And our scientific curiosity resulted in first multi material and -color 3D jetted tooth model.
Driving vision is to bring dentistry on a new level of multi-material and colourful 3D printing.
This presentation will provide some insights on the unique jetting possibilities of biocompatible dental resins in combination with 3D workflow software.

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