Netherlands, Utrecht

3D Printing and Biofabrication

when 11 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 1100

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.

Fee info

EUR 1100: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 900: Course + course materials

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