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2017
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3D Printing and Biofabrication

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Medicine (UU)
Course code
M4
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 1200
Level
Advanced master level

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.

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In July 2017 the fourth 3D Printing & Additive manufacturing 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. This year we have invited Dr. Gabor Forgacs as our international guest speaker. He is a theoretical physicist turned tissue-engineer turned entrepreneur and a pioneer in biofabrication and 3D bio printing. He is the Scientific Founder of Organovo (the first biofabrication company that went public) and Modern Meadow.

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) uses a layer-by-layer principle for
manufacturing. The success of the field of additive manufacturing will be extended to produce biological tissues, to address the many health challenges facing an increasinglyaging population. Biofabrication could thus be used to repair tissue 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 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. Specific topics
include the development of bioinks, 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.

Tags: 3d printing, biofabrication, regenerative medicine, interdisciplinary

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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.

STUDY LOAD

5-6 contact hours per day, includes 1-day hands-on workshop, 2-4 hours assignment.

FEE

• € 1200 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 1000 - Course + course materials

Early bird discount combination course:
We encourage the participants to book this course together with the Regenerative Medicine course which is held the week before the 3D Printing and Biofabrication course. Apply before March 15 and receive a 250 euro discount! Instead of 2150,00 you will pay 1900 (2 courses + course materials + housing + lunch & coffee)

DISCOUNTS AND COMBINATIONS



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The course 3D Printing and Biofabrication can be combined with the following courses.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

MORE INFORMATION

Dr. Riccardo Levato
R.levato-2@umcutrecht.nl

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Deadline for registration: 01 July 2017

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