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SELECTBIO Conferences BioMEMS, Microfluidics & Biofabrication: Technologies and Applications

Michael Gelinsky's Biography

Michael Gelinsky, Professor and Head, Center for Translational Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Research, Faculty of Medicine, Technische Universität Dresden

Michael Gelinsky received his PhD in Chemistry from Freiburg University (Germany). In 1999 he moved to TU Dresden and worked for around 10 years at the department of Materials Science, heading his own group at the newly founded Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials from 2002. In 2010 he was appointed Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and head of the Centre for Translational Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Research ( His work is focused on biomaterials and scaffold development, tissue engineering and regenerative therapies, mostly for musculoskeletal tissues.

His group is also very active in the field of additive manufacturing of implants and biofabrication technologies ( Michael Gelinsky is member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) and has been selected as coordinator of a newly established Topical Team of the European Space Agency (ESA) on “3D Bioprinting of living tissue for utilisation in space exploration and extraterrestrial human settlements.”

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Strategies for Bioprinting of Macroscopic Tissue Constructs

Friday, 17 March 2017 at 08:00

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Bioprinting has developed very fast in the last couple of years and several additive manufacturing technologies as well as biomaterials, suitable for fabrication of cell containing constructs are available today. But one major problem still limits manufacturing of mechanically stable and macroscopic tissue equivalents: bioprinting with live cells requires soft and low concentrated hydrogels (‘bioinks’) whereas for construction purposes stiff, high concentrated and/or highly crosslinked materials are needed. Several and very different strategies have been proposed to overcome this problem, e. g. combining highly viscous cell-free materials like PCL as mechanically stable framework with less viscous, cell-laden hydrogels; increasing the viscosity of bioinks by blending with other (bio)polymers or short fibers – or stabilizing the constructs during fabrication with inert supportive materials. The lecture will give an overview about some of the current developments and novel strategies for bioprinting of macroscopic tissue constructs.

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