This workshop will introduce and review the definitions as well as the fundamental characteristics and technologies of medical additive manufacturing and 3D-printing and its respective categories: 1. Non-implantable models and guides; 2. Permanent, static implants; 3. acellular, regenerative advanced biomaterial constructs; and 4. Cell-containing, regenerative (bioprinted) constructs. Primary attention will be given to the latter two categories; acellular regenerative biomaterial and cell-containing bioprinted constructs for tissue and organ repair, regeneration, and fabrication.
Topic to be covered include focus on emerging biomaterial and bioprinting technologies, recent advances, applications, and existing technical and non-technical challenges. Technical subjects include discussion of AM and 3DP hardware platforms most commonly associated with these regenerative technologies, the importance of selecting or designing the appropriate biomaterials for creating clinically applicable regenerative constructs, and the importance of cell sourcing and quality for the creation of cell-containing (bioprinted constructs). The workshop will conclude with a discussion among the speakers and audience about the future of the emerging biofabrication industry.
The workshop will be presented by leading industry and academic subject matter experts who are actively working to develop the broader tissue and organ biofabrication industry, and should be interest to individuals new to the subjects as well as subject, academic and industry veterans alike.
- Learn the technical and non-technical differences and similarities between multiple categories of medical 3D-printing, including acellular regenerative biomaterials and cell-containing bioprinted constructs
- Develop an understanding of the importance of clinically relevant biomaterials and biomaterials design
- Develop an understanding of the importance of cells, cell-sourcing, and affect of additive manufacturing on cell properties