UPDATE: The Biofabrication Workshop Laboratory section has reached capacity. If you register now, you will be able to attend all the lectures and discussions, but will be placed on a waitlist for the hands-on portion of the workshop.
Register below for the 2019 Biomaterials Lab Biofabrication Workshop sponsored in conjunction with the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues. Course material will include advanced topics in bioprinting and biofabrication such as printing with cellular components, assessing printability of custom materials, design considerations for 3D printing, and presurgical planning with 3D printing. We will discuss techniques including bioprinting, melt-electrospinning writing, fusion deposition modeling, and more. The one-day course will consist of lectures, discussions, and hands-on training using devices such as the EnvisionTEC Bioplotter and the Cell Ink BioX. Users will learn the basics of bioprinting along with more advanced strategies to design and print custom materials for a variety of applications. You will even have the opportunity to bring your own biomaterial and work with experts to create a printing paradigm with it.
The workshop is open to all students, staff, faculty, and researchers interested in biofabrication technology.
Registration is free. Lunch and light snacks and coffee will be provided.
Please note: Registration is restricted to 3 members from each lab/group and there is a maximum of 30 attendees.
9:00 - 9:10: Welcome and Overview - Anthony J Melchiorri, PhD, Rice University
9:10 - 9:50: Introduction to Bioprinting Methods and Applications - Anthony J Melchiorri, PhD, Rice University
9:50 -10:10: Strategies for Multimaterial Gradient Printing for Hard Tissues - Luis Diaz, PhD, and Anthony J Melchiorri, PhD, Rice University
10:10 -10:30: 3D Printing for Device Design and Science Education - Matthew Peña, PhD, Rice University
10:30 - 10:40: Coffee break
10:40 - 11:20: Nanofabrication - Tim Gilheart, PhD, Rice University
11:20 - 12:00: Bioink Design and Preparation - Julio Aleman, Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine
12:00 - 12:45: Advancements of Additive Manufacturing in the Healthcare Space - Ryan Lutrell, Stratasys
12:45 - 1:30: Industry Focus: Stratasys and Future Directions in Healthcare and Additive Manufacturing - Stephanie Davis, Stratasys
1:30 - 3:30: Laboratory workshop: Vascularization, printing with custom biomaterials, and multimaterial printing/welding techniques
3:30 - 4:00: Networking and coffee
4:00 - 5:00: Biofabricaton for Interface Tissue Engineering - Helen Lu, PhD, Columbia University