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

The first of our ‘Ask the Expert’ series takes place on Thursday 8th June at Newcastle University. This session will be focused on bioprinting and biofabricaton.
There is no charge for this event, however, should you be unable to attend please cancel your ticket giving us as much notice as possible.
Here is some useful information about the venue and arrangements for the day:
Registration will take place from 1.30pm in Room 2.22, Research Beehive, 1st Floor Old Library Building, Newcastle University
Full directions to the venue can be found on their website. The Old Library building is number 25 on the campus map.
Car parking
Unfortunately there is no parking available on campus, but details of the nearest car parks are available on their website.
Event programme
Registration will commence from 1.30pm with tea and coffee available, and the session will begin promptly at 2pm with an introduction from Professor Kenny Dalgarno.
A full copy of the program can be found on our website.

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

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