Netherlands, Utrecht

3D Printing and Biofabrication

when 10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 1200

In July 2017 the fourth 3D Printing & Additive manufacturing summer course will be organized in Utrecht. 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 (3D printing) uses a layer-by-layer principle for
manufacturing. The success of the field of additive manufacturing will be extended to produce biological tissues, to address the many health challenges facing an increasinglyaging population. Biofabrication could thus be used to repair tissue damaged by trauma, disease or cancer, while many diagnostic applications and pharmaceutical (screening) 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 contain lectures by international specialist on the specific challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication. Specific topics
include the development of bioinks, development and application of 3D in vitro models 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.We encourage you to take this course in combination with the Regenerative Medicine summer school course.

Course leader

Associate Professor 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 medicine/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 1200: Course + course materials + housing

Scholarships

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

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