Regenerative Polymers for Dentistry – Presented by Dr. Adam Celiz, University of Nottingham at the 3D Dental Printing Conference, which takes place on Jan 31, 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.
Current dental treatments rely on materials that do not interface well with biological tissues. We have developed therapeutic biomaterials for dental treatments by supporting native stem cells for tissue regeneration. This approach could significantly impact the practice of dentistry and establish a new paradigm for dental treatments. Continue reading “Regenerative Polymers for Dentistry – Presented by Adam Celiz, University of Nottingham”
Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have developed therapeutic synthetic, light-curable, biomaterials for dental treatments that support native dental stem cells inside teeth to repair and regenerate dentin.
The approach could significantly impact millions of dental patients each year by dental fillings that help heal teeth when they are injured from dental disease or dental surgery. Continue reading “Regenerative dental fillings could help heal your teeth”
3D printing a functional polypill: a practical manufacturing method?”, Presented by Clive Roberts, University of Nottingham. The processes used to produce tablets, the dominant form of medicine taken by patients, have changed relatively little for over a century. Whilst these approaches serve the industry and patients very well they remain limited and cannot create complex dosage forms or bespoke medications tailored for an individual or sub-population. This would be valuable in meeting therapeutic challenges and the need for personalized medicines. 3D printing, offers a route to address these issues. As an example I will show amongst other examples, a 3DP 5-drug polypill. The potential and challenges for using 3DP in the manufacture of medicines will be discussed. Continue reading “3D printing a functional polypill: a practical manufacturing method?”, Presented by Clive Roberts, University of Nottingham”
Three dimensional bioprinting is being applied to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as a manufacturing tool to produce 3D tissues and organs suitable for transplantation. In the present study, we use micro-extrusion based 3D bioprinting of hydrogels embedded with genetically corrected keratinocytes from recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) to create skin grafts. Continue reading ““3D Biofabrication of soft tissue : Material challenges” – Presented by Ahmed Aied, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of Nottingham”