The main goal of this work was to print living cells with an open-source printer, part of the new logic of personalized regenerative medicine.
The presented study provides skin equivalent 3D printing proof of concept with strong indicators such as viable cells integration and generation of a 3D network of neo-secretion ECM (Extra-Cellular Matrix), making the printed skin equivalents as close as possible to the real human skin. Continue reading “Léa Pourchet, Université de Lyon, Presents: “Skin equivalent through bioprinting””
Tissue regeneration (TR) is currently one of the most challenging biotechnology unsolved problems. Tissue engineering (TE) is a multidisciplinary science that aims at solving the problems of TR. TE could solve pathologies and improve the quality of life of billions of people around the world suffering from tissue damages.
New advances in stem cell (SC) research for the regeneration of tissue injuries have opened a new promising research field. However, research carried out nowadays with two-dimensional (2D) cell cultures do not provide the expected results, as 2D cultures do not mimic the 3D structure of a living tissue. Continue reading ““REGEMAT 3D bioprinting for cartilage regeneration and much more”, Presented by Jose Manuel Baena, REGEMAT 3D”
In order to reach the best possible outcomes, patient’s individualities should be taken into account, off-the shelf solutions are therefore limited in this particularity. The solution is patient-specific implants that perfectly fit the patient’s anatomy and guarantee optimum results. Continue reading ““Patient Specific Implants – Success Cases” – Presented by José Manuel Baena Martinez, BRECA Health Care”
Jemma Redmond talks about her work in bioprinting and how she created a bioprinting startup in China. Continue reading ““Adventures of a Bioprinting startup”, Presented by Jemma Redmond, Ourobotics”
Bioprinting is an emerging technology for the fabrication of patient-specific, anatomically-complex cartilage organs. Bioinks based on regulatory-compliant polysaccharides are being developed which undergoes cell friendly gelation and yield a strong, ductile material. To make bioinks more tissue-specific and bioactive, micronized extracellular matrix particles can be added. As examples, 3D auricular, nasal, meniscal and vertebral disc grafts based on computer tomography (CT) data or generic 3D models are shown. The bioink supports proliferation and deposition of matrix proteins. This versatile bioprinting method can produce patient-specific cartilage grafts with good mechanical and biological properties. Continue reading “Marcy Zenobi-Wong, ETH Zürich, Presents: “BioPrinting Cartilage””
Dr Chris Arts, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Will Speak about “High resolution imaging to study implant material and host tissue interaction of 3-D printed medical devices” at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference.
With the emergence of 3-D printed implants in the field of orthopaedic surgery it is most important to assess safety and efficacy in clinical patients. Furthermore these imaging techniques enable early screening of patients at risk for treatment failure . In this presentation several imaging techniques for this purpose such as MRI, HRpQCT and 18F-Fluoride PET-CT will be discussed. Continue reading “Chris Arts, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Will Speak at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference”
New drugs can take more than 10 years to develop, and only around 16% of drug candidates that begin pre-clinical testing are approved for human use. This low success rate is partially due to the different responses of humans and the animal models currently used for testing. A key challenge in bioprinting has been the development of more gentle printing processes to preserve cellular functions. By encapsulating cells inside a gel, complex 3D structures can be printed with cells suspended throughout. Continue reading ““Biofabrication: Print your heart out” – Presented by Dirk-Jan Cornelissen, Heriot-Watt University”
3D Printing.com, an online magazine focussing on everything and anything related to the 3D printing industry, has become media partner of the 3D Bioprinting Conference. Continue reading “3D Printing.com becomes mediapartner of 3D Bioprinting Conference”
Jan Schrooten, Managing Director at Antleron, will present during the 3D Bioprinting Conference: “Building a regional ecosystem for regenerative medicine”. Continue reading “Jan Schrooten, Antleron presents about a regional ecosystem for regenerative medicine”
Dr. Kirsten Borchers of Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, presents at the 3D Bioprinting Conference: “How biological tissues become printable”. Continue reading “Dr. Kirsten Borchers, Fraunhofer IGB presents: “How biological tissues become printable””