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SELECTBIO Conferences Bioprinting & 3D Printing in the Life Sciences

Bioprinting & 3D Printing in the Life Sciences Agenda

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Thursday, 13 October 2016



Morning Session:
Session Chair: Ali Mobasheri, Professor, University of Surrey, United Kingdom


Bioprinted in vitro Models in Drug Developments - Perspective from Pharmaceutical Industry
Annie Moisan, Lab Head, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland

Three-dimensional models of drug target tissues that recapitulate human responses are needed for drug screening. Here we introduce a renal proximal tubule model enabled by microfluidics and bioprinting that allows for drug disposition and safety studies.


Michael GelinskyKeynote Presentation

Core/Shell Bioprinting of Complex Tissue Equivalents
Michael Gelinsky, Professor, Technical University Dresden, Germany

By means of 3D plotting (extrusion of pasty materials) scaffolds and cell-loaded constructs can be fabricated easily out of a variety of different biomaterials. We have developed a technology for manufacturing of scaffolds, built up of core/shell and hollow strands, consisting of stiff materials in the shell and soft biopolymer hydrogels in the core part. Based on this technology we have started to develop implants and tissue engineered constructs for several types of tissues.


3D Bioprinting of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells for Tissue Engineering
Will Shu, Reader, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

In this talk, I will discuss our work on 3D bioprinting of highly viable human pluripotent stem cells and hydrogel materials for creating in-vitro models for drug testing applications.


Coffee & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Biomimicking Extracellular Matrix using Keratin Hydroxylated based Polymers for Development of in-vitro Tissue Model
Giovanni Vozzi, Associate Professor, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione & Research Center ”E. Piaggio”, University of Pisa, Italy

In this talk, we will present that the combination of a hydrogel composed of gelatin and hydroxylated keratin extracted by chicken feathers and the use of a multiscale process for the fabrication of a 3D multi-scale and multimaterial in vitro model.


Direct Tissue Engineering Approaches for Regenerative Biology and Medicine
Suwan Jayasinghe, Professor of Bioengineering, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, United Kingdom

This presentation will introduce all direct cell handling technologies and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. The talk will subsequently focus on highlighting those techniques demonstrating true capacity to contribute to our health sciences.


Lunch & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Poster Viewing Session

Afternoon Session:
Session Chair: Will Shu, Reader, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom


Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing for Tissue Engineering
Frederik Claeyssens, Senior Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

This presentation will focus on my work in laser-based additive manufacturing of tissue engineering scaffolds and the use of these structures in healthcare applications for regeneration of both soft and hard tissues.


Gabor ForgacsKeynote Presentation

Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine and Beyond
Gabor Forgacs, Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia; Scientific Founder, Organovo; CSO, Modern Meadow, United States of America

This talk presents an overview of extrusion-based bioprinting, with applications in regenerative medicine, pharmacology and in the fabrication of commodity animal products without harming animals.


Coffee & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Stem Cells and Tissue Progenitors in Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering
Ali Mobasheri, Professor, University of Surrey, United Kingdom


Enhancing Alginate Based Hydrogels for Tissue Scaffolds and Tumor Models by 3D Printing
Aldo Boccaccini, Professor, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

This presentation will cover current work at the Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials focusing on biofabrication strategies using alginate-gelatine based hydrogels for bone tissue engineering and for tumor research. The inclusion of bioactive glass particles to enhance alginate-based hydrogels will be also presented.


Drinks Reception in Exhibition Hall


End of Day 1

Friday, 14 October 2016

Morning Session:
Session Chair: John Connelly, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom


BioPrinting Cartilage: Promise and Challenges
Marcy Zenobi-Wong, Assistant Professor, The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland

Bioprinting’s great promise is to provide tissue grafts which are personalized in terms of their geometry, material properties and the patient’s own cells. In this talk I discuss the requirements of a good bioink and the processing parameters which effect the quality of the final graft.


3-D Bio-Printed Glioblastoma-Vascular Niche
Guohao Dai, Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States of America

In this talk, I will present the development of a 3-D bioprinting system to create functional perfused vasculature in thick tissue, and its application to construct a model to study glioblastoma vascular invasion.


A Novel Laser Sintered-Titanium Cage Favors Human Osteoprogenitors Performance For Improved Intervertebral Discs Replacement
Maria Serena Piccinno, Scientist, University Hospital of Modena , Italy
Chiara Novi, QA & RA Manager, Tsunami S.r.l., Italy

A new laser-sintered titanium disc (LSTD) with mesh-shaped architecture was introduced considering attachment, colonization and mineralizing matrix formation by BM-MSC. Our findings reveal a better biocompatibility and an improved osteoinductive property of the new LSTD for more performing approaches in vertebral surgery.


Coffee & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Brian DerbyKeynote Presentation

Bioprinting: from Regenerative Medicine to the Organ-on-a-Chip
Brian Derby, Professor, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

The talk will present an overview of bioprinting technologies comparing feature resolution with production throughput. The different requirements for applications in regenerative medicine/tissue engineering, medical devices (implantable or external) and organ on a chip platforms will be reviewed.


3D Laser Printing of Biomaterials and Living Cells
Boris Chichkov, Professor, Laser Zentrum Hannover , Germany

In this lecture, we discuss laser-based techniques applied for precise printing of biomaterials and generation of 3D scaffolds, with sub-micron resolution, and for printing living cells into 3D patterns and generation of tissue.


Lunch & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Poster Viewing Session

Afternoon Session:
Session Chair: Brian Derby, Professor, University of Manchester, United Kingdom


New Cross-linking Strategies and Physical Hydrogels for Dispense Plotting
Juergen Groll, Professor, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

This lecture will introduce thiol-ene cross-linking as alternative to free radical polymerization to stabilize printed hydrogel structures. Furthermore, a purely physically cross-linked system based on recombinant spider silk proteins will be introduced, in which beta-sheet interactions facilitate good printability and stability of the constructs.


3D-Biofabrication by Laser Cell Printing and Additive Scaffold Manufacturing with Novel Materials
Arnold Gillner, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Germany

Printing of living cells enables new concepts in cell biology, tissue engineering and cell based in vitro assays. In the presentation a highly automated single cell printing system, using Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) technology will be presented to transfer biomolecules, hydrogels and cells.


Coffee & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Adventures of a Bioprinting Startup
Alexandra Whelan, Business Development , Ourobotics, Ireland

The presentation will discuss the adventures of bioprinting going from a kitchen table to founding a startup detailing the travels and travails along the way.


Modelling the Wound Healing Micro-Environment with Dynamically Adhesive Biomaterials
John Connelly, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

We have developed dynamically adhesive micro-patterned substrates using thiol-alkyne based functionalization of polymer brushes. This novel experimental system can be used to study various aspects of cell migration and gain new mechanistic insights into wound repair.


Biomaterials for Biofabrication
Ferry Melchels, Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

This presentation will give an overview of the biomaterials used in the field of bioprinting, and provide insight in the opportunities and challenges associated with specific biomaterials and techniques.


Close of Conference

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