May 8-11, 2017 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Exhibits May 9-11

Bioprinting Fundamentals

Workshops

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

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WORKSHOP LEADERS: Roger Narayan, Professor, 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 form 3D printing
  • Explore current applications and development
  • Understand challenges and research being done to address those challenges