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SELECTBIO Conferences Emerging Themes and Technologies in Tissue Engineering and Bioprinting

Jordan Miller's Biography

Jordan Miller, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Founder of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Program, Rice University

Jordan Miller's primary research interests in regenerative medicine combine synthetic chemistry, three-dimensional (3D) printing, microfabrication, and molecular imaging to direct cultured human cells to form more complex organizations of living vessels and tissues. Precisely engineered in vitro systems at the molecular, micro- and meso-scales are well suited to decouple the relationship between tissue architecture and cell function. These systems are now permitting comprehensive closed-loop design and optimization of large-scale engineered tissues through refinement with computer models of mass transport and assessment of their therapeutic potential in vivo. Miller's research projects explore the role of mass transport on cell survival and matrix remodeling in a 3D context, and utilize novel biomaterials and bioinspired vascular architectures to meet the metabolic requirements of densely populated engineered tissues. These studies will enable the creation of engineered tissues containing billions of cells and provide for the assessment of their therapeutic potential in vivo.

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Open Source 3D Printing for Tissue Engineering: From Melt Extrusion to Laser Sintering

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 16:00

Add to Calendar ▼2015-02-10 16:00:002015-02-10 17:00:00Europe/LondonOpen Source 3D Printing for Tissue Engineering: From Melt Extrusion to Laser

The ethos of the open-source software movement—making designs and code, like the Linux computer operating system, freely and legally available to anyone—has now bled into the software toolchain and hardware designs for consumer-level 3D printers. The diversity of interests in 3D printing, coupled with the wide distribution of printers themselves, mean a plethora of opportunities exist for applying 3D printing technologies to biology and medicine. Here, we describe efforts to open-source 3D printing hardware and software for melt-extrusion, inkjet printing, and selective laser sintering and describe applications of these technologies to tissue engineering. Opportunities to formally engage with the “Maker” community will be highlighted which are infusing new ideas and increased attention to tissue engineering research, while simultaneously dropping costs and removing the technical and educational barriers to advanced 3D printing technologies.

Add to Calendar ▼2015-02-09 00:00:002015-02-10 00:00:00Europe/LondonEmerging Themes and Technologies in Tissue Engineering and