MeDe Innovation ‘Ask the Expert’: Bioprinting and Biofabrication

MeDe Innovation ‘Ask the Expert’: Bioprinting and Biofabrication

Date: June 8, 2017

Location: Newcastle University

‘Ask the Expert’: Bioprinting and Biofabrication

Thursday 8th June 2017, 1.30pm-5pm

Room 2.22, Research Beehive, 1st Floor Old Library Building, Newcastle University


Cell printing, cell/material co-processing and 3D bioprinting are growing research areas, with a range of techniques available with the potential to create and complex cell co-cultures, and pre-seeded tissue engineering scaffolds with gradient mechanical and biological properties.  However, challenges remain in the productivity, reliability and repeatability of the techniques.  This workshop will give an overview of the current research and commercial processing techniques, and offer attendees the opportunity to discuss the technologies with engineers and scientists who work with the techniques on a day-to-day basis.

The workshop will be useful for attendees who are curious about bioprinting and biofabrication, for attendees planning to use bioprinting and biofabrication in the future, and for those already using bioprinting and biofabrication techniques but who want to broaden their knowledge.



1.30pm                 Coffee and registration

2.00 pm                Welcome from Kenny Dalgarno, Newcastle University

2.05 pm                Invited talk by Professor Will Shu from Strathclyde University

An Introduction to Biofabrication

2.30 pm                Talk by Kenny Dalgarno from Newcastle University

Towards Commercially Viable Biofabrication: Addressing Challenges in Reliability, Productivity and Functionality

3.00pm                Meet the Experts Poster Session

Posters on 3D printing, bioprinting and biofabrication techniques, from Ricardo Ribeiro, Simon Partridge, Priscila Melo, Nilly Hojatoleslami, Natacha Rodrigues, Matt Benning, Mahid Ahmed, Kegan McColgan-Bannon, Joe Dudman, and Babis Tzivelikis.

4.30pm              Networking with buffet lunch and refreshments available


The Research Beehive is located on the 1st floor of the Old Library Building (no 25 on the campus map).



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