Netherlands, Utrecht

3D Printing and Biofabrication

when 9 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 1000

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) uses a layer-by-layer principle for manufacturing. This one-week course will provide insight in the opportunities of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D (bio)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.

In July 2018 the fifth 3D Printing & Biofabrication 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 creating physical objects starting from 3D computer designs. The success of the field of additive manufacturing 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 tissues 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 in a FabLab 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. Lectures and workshops from companies involved in the field of medical 3D printing are also part of the program. Specific topics include the development of bio links, 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

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 1000: Course + course materials
EUR 1200: Course + course materials + Housing through Utrecht Summer School

Scholarships

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

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