Bioprinting of renal models

carlos mota

by Carlos Mota, MERLN – Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) affect 10% of the world’s population. Temporary therapies such as dialysis and organ transplantation are deemed insufficient for ESRD patient treatment. Furthermore, due to donor organ shortage multiple patients die while waiting for a suitable organ. Alternative therapies are of outmost importance to circumvent these limitations, but suitable approached to investigate renal disease and regeneration are limited are still largely dependent on animal models. In vitro models with relevant physiologic mimicry and function are necessary for the development of alternative therapies and to unravel new treatment possibilities.

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Jet mixing: towards continuous production of core-shell particles for biomedical selective laser sintering

Marica Malenica

Marica Malenica, PhD student, University of Nottingham will demo her project at 3D Medical Conference & Expo

The aim of my project is to develop a platform for continuous production of core-shell particles and to exploit the platform to create polymeric core-shell particles which can be used in selective laser sintering of biomedical products.

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3D Printed Polymeric Implants For Drug Therapy

Athina Liaskoni

Athina Liaskoni, PhD student, University of Nottingham will demo her project at 3D Medical Conference & Expo

Conventional drug delivery systems, tablets, capsules, and solutions, can be limited for the treatment of some diseases. Their necessary frequent administration can be unpleasant to patients and their compliance can be reduced. Sustained release implants can offer a solution and 3D printing a novel method of manufacture of such devices.

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Glimpse into the future: 3D printing for breast reconstruction, microrobotics, regenerative medicine, bionic prosthetics & more

Currently there are no retinal tissue engineered grafts for clinical applications. But PhD students at Politecnico di Milano are about to change that. They are working at a project aiming to design functional retinal tissue that could be implanted in patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration.

Currently, the most affordable myoelectric bionic prosthetics cost more than $10,000. But Augment Bionics is going to change that. They are developing software and manufacturing methods that will ultimately reduce production costs and the patient-clinician contact time.

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New biomaterials

Andrea Alice Konta

Andrea Alice Konta, Doctoral Researcher, University of Nottingham, will demo her project at 3D Medical Conference & Expo

The aim of the project is to produce new biomaterials in order to expand the library of materials available for two photon polymerisation – a 3D printing technique that allows printing complex structures at the micro and nanoscales – and then use them to manufacture a biomedical device capable of sustained drug release for wet – Age Related Macular Degeneration.

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Reactive extrusion 3D printing

yuyang wu

Yuyang Wu, PhD student | Centre for Additive Manufacturing, AMIChemE , will demo his project at 3D Medical Conference & Expo

Reactive extrusion 3D printing is a process, whereby two feeds are mixed and deposited onto the platform. In-situ reaction bonds the layers through cross-linking. This technology improves the interlayer adhesion, mitigate the thermal distortion and provides faster print speed.

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Kety Sindze, 3D ADEPT Media, will moderate at 3D Medical Conference 2020

kety sindze

Kety Sindze, Global Content & Communication Manager at 3D ADEPT Media, will moderate the 3D Dental Printing session at 3D Medical Conference 2020

About Kety Sindze

I have built up extensive experience in communication & marketing in agencies. However, at 3D ADEPT Media, I have been able grow exponentially and to find something more valuable: authentic values and a common mission: the one to support companies in building the world of tomorrow through innovations. If you are looking for a trade press that is committed to tracking and analyzing the good and the areas for improvement in all sectors related to additive manufacturing, then stay tuned to 3D ADEPT Media.

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Prosperos: Lessons learned for 3D printed implants

Raymond Bevers

by Raymond Bevers, Maastricht University

Prosperos is a 4 year, 4.5M€ project, focussed on developing the next generation of 3D printed implants. The project is funded by the Interreg V Flanders – the Netherlands program. A lot was learned about the technology, the application, and hurdles towards introduction of these implants into the clinic. During this presentation we would like to share the (preliminary) results and the most important lessons learned.

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