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Symposium SM10—Biofabrication-Based Biomaterials and Tissues

The emerging challenge in enabling engineering tissue components is in simulating the natural and organizational complexity of biological tissues. An important aspect in succeeding the above goal rests with Biofabrication, which involves the formation of tissue-like structures composed of biomaterials and cells through fabrication and manufacturing procedures. Such an ongoing development is also hoped to accelerate the translation of biomaterials and cell-based products towards clinical and scaled-up applications.

Current biofabrication technologies, ranging from inkjet printing to robotic dispensing, allow researchers to design and build structures with increasing versatility and precision. From a material scientist’s prospective, it remains a challenge to develop unique hydrated materials for bio-inks, which can simultaneously satisfy the required biological competence, and the physical requirements for processing. The biological competence considers biocompatibility, bioactivity, and the potential of controlled nutrients and growth factor release. The processing properties are commonly related to those used in additive manufacturing, such as the ink’s rheology and crosslinking or hardening mechanisms. Throughout, one also needs to consider how the processing effects may change the materials contents, and methods to minimize the degradation.

The aim of this symposium is to disseminate enabling technology which bridges the gap between biofabrication and manufacturing biomaterial-tissue components. In this symposium, the applications of biofabricated devices and organ-on-chips will be also discussed. Interdisciplinary topics related to materials science, bioengineering, regenerative medicine and manufacturing will be connected by invited talks in order to accelerate the development of biofabricated biologic and synthetic materials toward clinical applications.

Topics will include:

  • Cell and hydrogel 3D bioprinting
  • Technological development in biofabrication
  • Processing effects on biomaterials and cells
  • Applications and devices of the fabricated structures
  • Materials selection and the development of new matrices for biofabrication
  • Electrospinning related technology as a biofabrication technique

Invited Speakers:

  • Stephen Badylak (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Jason Burdick (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Boris Chichkov (Laser Zentrum Hannover, Germany)
  • Brian Derby (University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard Medical School, Harvard, USA)
  • Dong Sung Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Jos Malda (UMC Ultrecht, Netherlands)
  • Jordan S. Miller (Rice University, USA)
  • Werner E.G. Müller (University Medical Center of Mainz, Germany)
  • Makato Nakamura (University of Toyama, Japan)
  • Ramille Shah (Northwestern University, USA)
  • David Williams (Loughborough University, United Kingdom)

Symposium Organizers

Yan Yan Shery Huang
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
44-1223-7-48559, yysh2cam@gmail.com

Carlos Carvalho
Envisiontec GmbH

Lorenzo Moroni
Maastricht University
MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative

Wei Sun
Drexel University, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, USA
Tsinghua University, Biomanufacturing Research Center, China
215-895-5810, sunwei@drexel.edu