Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

3D Printing and Biofabrication

when 13 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 1050

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) uses a layer-by-layer principle for manufacturing. This one-week course will provide insight in the opportunities of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D printing in biomedical applications. It will provide the basics of 3D printing, including a workshop. In addition, it will also provide insight in the challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication.

Additive manufacturing – often termed 3D printing – uses a layer-by-layer principle for manufacturing, where physical objects are produced through automation. The additive manufacturing success will be extended to produce biological tissues, to address the many health challenges facing an increasingly aging population. Biofabrication could thus be used to repair tissue damaged by trauma, disease or cancer, while many diagnostic applications and pharmaceutical systems could also benefit from this developing technology.

The course will provide the basics of 3D printing, including a hands-on Ultimaker workshop and introduction to 3D design software. In addition, it will also provide insight in the specific challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication, such as the development of specific bioinks and the required control over processing conditions. Finally, it will provide state-of-the-art examples of how currently biofabrication is translated from bench towards the bedside.

Course leader

Jos Malda

Target group

This course, at advanced master level, is of particular interest for students with a bio/medical, chemistry or engineering background interested in the application of 3D printing in the field of biofabrication.

Course aim

To provide insight in the opportunities of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D printing in biomedical applications. It will provide the basics of 3D printing, including a hands-on Ultimaker workshop and introduction to 3D design software. In addition, it will also provide insight in the specific challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication, such as the development of specific bioinks and the required control over processing conditions. Finally, it will provide state-of-the-art examples of how currently biofabrication is translated from bench towards the bedside.

Credits info

1.5 ECTS
Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 1050: Course + course materials + housing


Will you attend a course on Healthcare or Life Science? As a student of Utrecht Summer School, you'll receive a 30% discount on all courses of Elevate Health, the online academy founded by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht. Elevate offers a broad curriculum of interactive online courses in the field of medical and veterinary sciences. After confirmation and payment of your Summer School course, you'll automatically receive your personal discount code to enroll in your Elevate course.
EUR 850: Course + course materials

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Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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