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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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.

program: https://3dmedicalconference.com/program/

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Production of hydrogels based on modified-silk fibroin

sofia santi

Sofia Santi, Università degli Studi di Trento will demo her project at 3D Medical Conference & Expo

Production of hydrogels based on modified-silk fibroin. Evaluation of the reaction efficiencies involved and mechanical properties in order to create an implantable system with defined parameters.

Have a look at all the (PhD)students who are demonstrating their projects during the conference / expo, click here.

More information about the Student Demo Corner: https://3dmedicalconference.com/student-demo-corner/

Cryptopharmaceuticals & personalised drug delivery systems to dramatically change pharma manufacturing & distribution

pharma

Digitalization in the medical field opens up new opportunities for personalized pharmaceuticals as well. 3D Printing techniques are creating great opportunities for personalised drug delivery systems. Drug dosage form production and manufacture will be dramatically changed once the problems of right materials and regulatory issues are solved. But what is the current status? Where are we now, what are the most challenging issues we are confronted with and what are the next steps?

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How are 3D printing & digital technology changing dentistry?

dentistry

3D printing & digital technology have been gaining grounds in the dental practice in the recent years. Additive technologies, such as DLP are widely used to build, starting from digital files, dental models in addition to orthodontic and prosthetic devices. 3D printed patient specific implants are used more and more in clinical cases. The start-up Lake3D wants to develop the first 3D Dental printer based on Multi Material 3D inkjet.

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Formulating for 3D printing of pharmaceuticals

ricky wildman

by Ricky Wildman, University of Nottingham

The industrial uptake of Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing processes is growing rapidly but is being hampered by the lack of breadth of materials usable in such systems. Identifying, and then optimisating formulations for 3D printing is time consuming, and generally involves many tedious steps each of which require lengthy analysis.

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3D printing of thermo-responsive hydrogels

silvia farè

by Silvia Faré, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano – Dept Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering

Smart hydrogels reversibly change their properties when exposed to an external driven force as pH or temperature variation (1). Methylcellulose (MC) is a polysaccharide derived from cellulose and when dissolved in aqueous solvents it forms reverse thermo-responsive smart hydrogels that undergo a sol-gel transition when heated (2).

At the same time, another smart material is represented by gelatin that needs to be crosslinked for biomedical applications. Crosslinked gelatin bulk scaffolds, 3D printed structures and microspheres can be obtained by tuning its crosslinking kinetic, innovatively without the need of post-curing or external treatments to stabilize the crosslinked printed hydrogel structure (3).

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