Biofabrication multimaterial & multiscale techniques have greatest potential for developing 3D in vitro model of human tissues or organs – Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa

Biofabrication multimaterial & multiscale techniques have greatest potential for developing 3D in vitro model of human tissues or organs – Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa

Giovanni Vozzi is Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of University of Pisa He is member of Directors board of International Society for Biofabrication, of IEEE and Of National Group of Bioengineering. Giovanni Vozzi will speak about Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues at the 3D Medical Printing Conference, Jan 30-31, 2018, at MECC Maastricht.

What drives you?

To show the novel biofabricated techniques developed by my research group.

The Research Center “E.Piaggio” of University of Pisa is one of the oldest interdisciplinary research and technology transfer centers in Europe, devoted to the training of personnel for careers in Research and Development. The Center has paved the way for the convergence of minds by bringing together scientists from different fields of knowledge. The Center provides the state of the art research and training facilities for young scientists from all over the world, offering researchers from different backgrounds the opportunity to combine their expertise and know how to generate high-quality, innovative and translational advances in technological, scientific and humanistic fields.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

The biofabrication and all the multimaterial and multiscale techniques to develop 3D in vitro model of human tissues or organs.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

The absence of a real standardization of these approaches

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?

The novel approach we developed and how it is possible to develop novel personalised 3D tissue or organ models

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