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

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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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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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Regenerative Polymers for Dentistry – Presented by Adam Celiz, University of Nottingham

Adam Celiz

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”

Regenerative dental fillings could help heal your teeth

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

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”

“3D Biofabrication of soft tissue : Material challenges” – Presented by Ahmed Aied, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, 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”