March Lecture: Bio – 3D Printing - Prof. Wei Sun (Drexel University & Tsinghua University)
This year's annual series of Institute of Physics lectures rruns from November 2013 and continues until March 2014. All of the events are held in the Welcome Rooms of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the talk begins at 19.30. All attendees are invited to arrive early for a sherry / soft drinks reception from 19.00. On-street parking is available free after 18.30 on site.
Bio – 3D Printing - Prof. Wei Sun (Drexel University & Tsinghua University)
Abstract: Bio – 3D Printing, using cells, biologics and/or biomaterials as building block to fabricate personalized 3D structures or functional in vitro biological models through Additive Manufacturing techniques, emerges as a new frontier in advanced manufacturing and in 3D Printing. Bio – 3D Printing has provided a viable tool to making tissue engineered substitutes, novel medical devices, orthopedic implants and advanced cell/tissue-on-a-chip micro-fluidic systems.
This presentation will report some salient advances on the field of Bio – 3D Printing, covering computer-aided tissue engineering, biomimetic design and fabrication of 3-dimensional tissue scaffolds, and cell/organ printing. Selected bio-modeling and additive manufacturing techniques for design and fabrication of advanced tissue scaffolds and customized tissue replacements will be presented.
Printing/assembling living cells for constructing in vitro biological models and applications to regenerative medicine, disease study, drug testing and micro-tissue/organ systems will be introduced. Challenges and opportunities of Bio-3D Printing in advanced manufacturing will also be discussed.