High school and undergraduate students from Mexico City visited the Biomaterials Lab in conjunction with the Health Museum's Innovation Days. The students took part in hands-on demonstrations of various 3D printers, including bioprinters capable of producing tissue engineering scaffolds. They also toured Rice360's NEST space to learn about innovation in biomedical devices for global outreach.
The Biomaterials Lab hosted the 1st Annual Biofabrication Workshop on February 26, 2018. We hosted undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral scientists, research scientists, professors, and clinicians in a day-long event covering topics ranging from introductions to bioprinting to material characterization and bioink design. Thank you to all who attended and made the event a success. We had nearly thirty individuals join us throughout the day from as far away as Boston, Massachusetts. We hope to expand the program next year and look forward to seeing you there!
The Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT) is working in partnership with the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park for an exciting summer research opportunity for undergraduates interested in 3D printing and Tissue Engineering. The University of Maryland led Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is supported by the National Science Foundation for encouraging students to participate in undergraduate research on exciting new technologies in bioengineering.
On February 26, the Biomaterials Lab will host a one-day, free biofabrication workshop for anyone interested in the field. We will present topics ranging from printing with cellular-based bioinks to specific troubleshooting issues related to bioprinting techniques. There will also be several laboratory demonstrations. You can find out more here: Bioprinting Workshop.
The Biomaterials Lab is proud to announce its participation in the 26th Anniversary Advances in Tissue Engineering Short Course. The course will be held at Rice University from August 8-11, 2018, and the Biomaterials Lab will host a special hands-on workshop examining bioprinting techniques related to tissue engineering. Featured presentations include members of the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues, which the Biomaterials Lab is a participating member. The course will examine topics ranging from patient-specific therapeutics to biofabrication of complex tissues.
The Biomaterials Lab is proud to announce that the NIH has granted a $6.25 million award to support the establishment of the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT). Researchers from Rice University, Wake Forest University, and the University of Maryland are leading the ¬†center to support the development of new biomedical technology at the intersection of biomaterials, tissue engineering, and 3-D printing. ¬†CECT will provide a platform for collaboration between these universities as they seek to improve regenerative medicine techniques and technologies.