The Biomaterials Lab supports a wide array of training, education, and research opportunities. Much of this is only possible because of Rice's investment into the advanced and unique technologies available at the Biomaterials Lab.
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!