Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Carmelo De Maria, University of Pisa

Carmelo De Maria

Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Carmelo De Maria, University of Pisa, at 3D Medical Printing Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The presentation will describe the recent advances in bioprinting technologies to engineer 3D in vitro tissues and organs by controlling spatial heterogeneity of chemical and physical properties of scaffolds and, at the same time, the cellular composition and spatial arrangement. Continue reading “Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Carmelo De Maria, University of Pisa”

Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa

Giovanni Vozzi

Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa, at the 3D Medical Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

A biological tissue is a composite material with “bottom-up” hierarchical structure that is closely related to its heterogeneous function. The extracellular matrix modulates biochemical and biophysical signalling, and its rigidity is an important microenvironmental parameter that regulates the spatiotemporal dynamics of intercellular signalling. For this reason, many studies are focused on fabricating scaffolds processed at multiple scales with structural and mechanical properties that are optimal for eliciting specific response or mimic those found naturally. These scaffolds have to present large surface areas that have appropriate topology and biochemical cues (e.g, ligands) at the nanoscale for tissue adhesion, while also exhibiting integral porosity to allow for the exchange of molecules that maintain cellular function.

In this talk, the use of a multiscale and multimaterial process will be presented to develop 3D in vitro model that can mimic the 3D complexity of natural tissue. These novel 3D in vitro models can be used for the study of physio-pathological condition and for the analysis of effects on cell activities of different biomolecule and/or drugs. Continue reading “Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa”

Biofabrication multimaterial & multiscale techniques have greatest potential for developing 3D in vitro model of human tissues or organs – Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa

Giovanni Vozzi

Biofabrication multimaterial & multiscale techniques have greatest potential for developing 3D in vitro model of human tissues or organs – Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa

Giovanni Vozzi is Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of University of Pisa He is member of Directors board of International Society for Biofabrication, of IEEE and Of National Group of Bioengineering. Giovanni Vozzi will speak about Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues at the 3D Medical Printing Conference, Jan 30-31, 2018, at MECC Maastricht.

What drives you?

To show the novel biofabricated techniques developed by my research group. Continue reading “Biofabrication multimaterial & multiscale techniques have greatest potential for developing 3D in vitro model of human tissues or organs – Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa”