April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

Bioprinting Fundamentals

Medical Manufacturing Innovations (MMI) Program Workshops

May 8, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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WORKSHOP LEADERS: Roger Narayan, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

INSTRUCTORS: Phil Campbell, Carnegie Mellon University; Prashant Kumta, University of Pittsburgh; Adam Feinberg, Carnegie Mellon University; Ken Church, nScrypt

This workshop will review fundamentals on bioprinting processes and technologies and consider recent developments in bioprinting technologies for processing cells, drugs, and biomaterials into artificial tissues as well as drug delivery devices. Several topics related to bioprinting, such as bioprinting technologies and materials for use in bioprinting, will be discussed. Discussions among the numerous groups involved in the development and use of bioprinting technologies, including equipment manufacturers, bioprinting engineers, and clinicians will be facilitated and support research activities and industry-university collaborations involving the use of bioprinting in medicine, surgery, and dentistry.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn what bioprinting is and how it is similar to and different from 3D printing
  • Explore current applications and development
  • Understand challenges and research being done to address those challenges

 

Workshop Agenda

8:00 am – 8:15 am           

Welcome & Opening remarks

Roger Narayan, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

8:15 am – 8:45 am

What is Bioprinting?

Roger Narayan, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • History
  • Difference and similarities with 3D printing with biomaterials
  • Current applications
  • Future applications

 

8:45 am – 9:30 am

BioPrinting Requirements for Successful Tissue Growth

Ken Church, nScrypt

  • Three dimensions – How to achieve true 3D
  • Material choices – Biocompatible polymers, ECMs, living cells
  • Multi-material – Heterogeneous prints for complex tissue
  • Applications – tissue, printed drugs, medical devices

 

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Break

 

9:45 am – 10:30 am

Bioprinting Cell Signaling Controls

Phil Campbell, Carnegie Mellon

  • Bioinks based on protein
  • Bioinks based on ECM particulates
  • Bioinks based on exosomes
  • Control of immune physiology
  • Control of cell differentiation

 

10:30 am – 11:15 am

3D Printing of Soft Biological Materials

Adam Feinberg, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Overview of the unique challenges of 3D bioprinting soft materials
  • Discussion of various approaches taken to soft materials bioprinting
  • 3D bioprinting using gel within a gel embedded printing
  • Examples of 3D bioprinting using Freeform Reversible Embedding (FRE)
  • A look at remaining challenges and future opportunities

 

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Box lunch

 

11:45 am – 12:30 am

3D Printing of Biomaterials – Engineering novel scaffolds

Prashant Kumta, University of Pittsburgh

  • Novel degradable materials
  • Theory driven materials design
  • AM of degradable scaffolds
  • Materials Characterization of degradable systems
  • In vitro and in vivo assessment

 

12:30 am – 1:00 pm        

DISCUSSION: What’s next? Challenges to Achieving the Promise of Bioprinting

Roger Narayan, Professor, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering; Phil Campbell, Carnegie Mellon University; Prashant Kumta, University of Pittsburgh; Adam Feinberg, Carnegie Mellon University; Ken Church, nScrypt

 

Speaker Bios

Roger Narayan

Professor
UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Roger Narayan is a Professor in the Joint Department of

Adam Feinberg PhD

Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Feinberg is the principal investigator of the Regenerative Biomaterial