Bioprinting of tissues and organs – Presented by Carlos Mota, Maastricht University

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Bioprinting of tissues and organs – Presented by Carlos Mota, Maastricht University, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Bioprinting technologies are a group of computer-driven systems used to manufacture three-dimensional (3D) tissue and organ-like constructs. These 3D structures are normally manufactured with bioinks where the combination of specific cells and biomaterials is tuned according to the aimed tissue or organ.

At the MERLN institute, we are using different bioprinting techniques, namely extrusion, droplet-on-demand and microfluidics to develop tissue implants and organ models. Some examples of the tissue implants already developed are constructs for long bone defects and cardiac patch. For the long bone implant, novel alginate-based bioinks have been developed and combined with human periosteum-derived cells. Continue reading “Bioprinting of tissues and organs – Presented by Carlos Mota, Maastricht University”

MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine – Lab Tour during 3D Medical Conference

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MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine will open its doors for participants of the 3D Medical Conference on 30 January 2019.

The Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine (MERLN) strives to maintain a leading position in the field of biomedical engineering by combining creative research with training an interdisciplinary generation of scientists. MERLN’s activities operate at the interface of biology and engineering and aim to maximise outreach at the level of public involvement, development, and the commercialisation of research. MERLN’s vision is based on sharing knowledge, infrastructure, and ambition. Continue reading “MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine – Lab Tour during 3D Medical Conference”

Designing biomaterials for tissue regeneration – Presented by Sandra Camarero-Espinosa, MERLN

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Designing biomaterials for tissue regeneration – Presented by Sandra Camarero-Espinosa, MERLN Institute for Technology Inspired Regenerative Medicine, at the 3D Medical Conference, on January 30-31, 2019, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands

On the past decades materials sciences have experienced a boom with increasing knowledge being generated on nanotechnology and on the control and design of materials properties. Despite the great advances in the field and the exploitation of this knowledge in applications such as electronics, optics, photonics and drug delivery systems, little has been translated into tissue engineering (TE) applications. Continue reading “Designing biomaterials for tissue regeneration – Presented by Sandra Camarero-Espinosa, MERLN”