Guidelines for Research Stage 1 Activity within the Biomaterials Lab
Research Stage 1: Essential Research Activity
Effective May 26, 2020, the Biomaterials Lab (BML) will begin adopting Research Stage 1 (RS1) guidelines from Rice University’s three-stage Research Reactivation Plan. All guidelines here are in addition to the Guidelines for Research provided by the university.
The Rice University Biomaterials Lab hosted their third annual Biofabrication Workshop on April 20 covering exciting developments in the fabrication and manufacturing of tissues and organs.
In past years, the free workshop has been held at the BioScience Research Collaborative where researchers and professionals interested in fields like bioprinting, biomaterials, and organ manufacturing have participated. Nearly fifty individuals attended last year.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented registrants from gathering at Rice this April.
The Biomaterials Lab is proud to present the 3rd annual Biofabrication Workshop. This year, we will introduce new speakers and topics. We'll be welcoming guest speakers from Johns Hopkins University, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Maryland, Rice University and more. Everything from the basics of bioprinting to advanced materials and organoid fabrication will be covered. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in several hands-on training programs in the Biomaterials Lab.
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.