Disciplines

3D Printing and Biofabrication

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Medicine
Course code
M04
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 1000.00
Level
Advanced Master
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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 hands-on workshops to learn how the printers work. 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 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.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Prof. dr. ir. Jos Malda

Lecturers

Lectures will be held by international specialists in 3D (bio)printing and Biofabrication, from both academia and industry.

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

Early Bird combination discount: Apply before March 15 to both this course and the summer course on Regenerative Medicine and you will receive a 250 euro discount on the combination of the two courses! Instead of € 2150,00 you will pay € 1900 (Course + course materials + housing + lunch & coffee) € 1000.00
Housing € 200.00 , through Utrecht Summer School

Early Bird combination discount: Apply before March 15 to both this course and the summer course on Regenerative Medicine and you will receive a 250 euro discount on the combination of the two courses! Instead of € 2150,00 you will pay € 1900 (Course + course materials + housing + lunch & coffee)

Required documents

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:
Motivation Letter, C.V.

More information

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

Recommended combinations
Regenerative Medicine

Registration

Application deadline: 01 July 2018