Shopping Cart (0)
My Account

Shopping Cart
3 for 2 Offer SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2021Point-of-Care, Biosensors & Mobile Diagnostics Europe 20213D-Culture, Organoids & Organ-on-a-Chip Europe 2021The Space Summit 2021Flow Chemistry Summit 2021ePoster Award Prize

Microfluidics for 3D-Printing and Biofabrication: Technologies and Applications

Held in conjunction with BioEngineering, BioDetection & BioSensors 2019

01 Apr 2019 - 02 Apr 2019, at 19:45-21:45 in Coronado Island, California


Introduction and Scope of this Training Course

The biomedical device industry is facing a steep challenge. On one side, since disease progression in each individual is unique, medical care is increasingly personalized. On the other side, the vast majority of biomedical devices are manufactured by molding, a technology that is only cost-effective when large numbers of identical devices are produced. Yet personalization of the treatment often requires customization of the device for each patient, which rules out the molding approach.

3D-printing had already caught the attention of engineers in past years because it provided a way for the rapid prototyping of 3D designs that are very difficult to produce with traditional molding-based, layering approaches. Now, 3D-printing is increasingly being considered as the most cost-effective route for the custom manufacturing of biomedical devices.

This training course on 3D-printing seeks to provide an understanding of the challenges as well as the 3D-printing approaches being utilized to manufacture biomedical devices. We will focus on the challenges of fabrication of microfluidic devices, which highlights the most difficult challenges of high resolution and biocompatibility. The goal of this course is to provide attendees with a working knowledge of methodologies, approaches and pros/cons of each 3D-printing approach so that they can then utilize this information in their R&D programs.

Major Themes Addressed in this Training Course

  • Types of 3D-Printing techniques
  • Biocompatibility in 3D-Printing
  • Resolution in 3D-Printing
  • Microfluidic Fabrication Using Stereolithography

Specific Topics Addressed in this Training Course

  • Learn to differentiate the types of 3D-Printing Techniques
  • Ongoing Challenges in 3D-Printing: Resolution limits
  • Ongoing Challenges in 3D-Printing: Biocompatible/Transparent Resins
  • Microfluidic Design Challenges Specific to Stereolithography
  • The 10 Advantages of 3D-Printing: What you can do with
  • Stereolithography that you cannot do with Soft Lithography
  • Beyond Rapid Prototyping: 3D-Printing as a Rapid Manufacturing Route

Who Should Attend

  • Academic and Industry Researchers focusing in the microfluidics field, bioprinting field, biofabrication field
  • Companies seeking entry into the 3D-Bioprinting field
  • Investors seeking to evaluate opportunities in the emerging 3D-Bioprinting field
  • Business Development professionals evaluating companies for M&A, consolidation opportunities

All Attendees Receive Electronic Copies of the Presentation Materials as well as Most Up-to-Date Publications and Reviews thereby Providing a Complete Information Set for Use in R&D Presentations, Business Plans and Investor Presentations.

This training course includes a light dinner for the course attendees.

Albert Folch

Albert Folch, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington