Open-source 3D bioprinting for scientific and industrial solutions – Presented by Bostjan Vihar, IRNAS

Bostjan Vihar

Open-source 3D bioprinting for scientific and industrial solutions – Presented by Bostjan Vihar, IRNAS at the 3D Medical Conference 2018 , which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

While increasing availability of 3D bioprinters has substantially improved the use of 3D biofabrication in tissue engineering, technical limitations still prevent successful fabrication of complex tissues and other applications. Custom-designed materials are being developed, which can be difficult to print with generic solutions (lack of polymerization control, clogging, etc.). A possible solution could be the codevelopment of technology with the materials. Using open-source philosophy and available sharing platforms, this allows collaborative design with rapid development of ‘future-proof’ solutions, which can be modified and adapted for specific applications, e.g. perfusable hydrogel scaffolds, integrated electrospinning, etc. Continue reading “Open-source 3D bioprinting for scientific and industrial solutions – Presented by Bostjan Vihar, IRNAS”