Workshop on 3D Bioprinting in Shanghai, 15th October 2015

On October 15th 2015, Prof. Ting-ting Tang organized a free-Workshop in the Chinese Academy of Sciences dedicated to  3D Printing and Orthopaedic Translational Research . 3D Bioprinting workshop

Key-note speakers from China and Europe exposed their recent advances in 4 different sessions, as following:

Session 1: Technology of Additive Manufacturing
3D-bioprinting: challenges and opportunities from Prof. Wei Sun, Tsinghua University (Beijing,China)
Additive manufacturing for biomedical application from Prof. Dirk Grijpma, University of Twente (The Netherlands)
Essentials for Medical Application of 3D Printing Technology from Ke-Rong Dai, University of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
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Pr. Grijpma Dirk revealing to the audience some relevant biomedical applications of PTMC-based biomaterials.

Session 2: 3D printing and Tissue Engineering
3D-printing bioceramic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering from Dr. Cheng-tie Wu, Shanghai Institutes of Ceramics (China)
Soft tissue engineering by 3D bioprinting from Dr. Hong-bo Zhang, East Chin University of Science and Technology (Shanghai, China)
Mg scaffold for bone regeneration fabricated by 3D Printing from Dr. Yu-xiao Lai, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (China)
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Pr. Cheng-tie Wu presenting his recent development on bioactive scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

Session 3: Cells and Biomaterials
Multi-scale control of cell behaviour from Dr. J. Gautrot, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
Medical translation research: A different route to fundamental research from Prof. Geoff Richards, AO foundation (Davos, Switzerland)
Bio-injectable materials for future clinical applications from Prof. William Lu, University of Hongkong (China)
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Dr. Julien Gautrot (top) and Pr. Geoff Richards (bottom) highlighting the importance of fundamental science up to translational research.

Session 4: Bone and Cartilage Repair
Strategies to promote vascularization for bone healing from Pr Mauro Alini, AO foundation (Davos, Switzerland)
The role of periosteum in fracture repair and the role of Mg in fracture enhancement from Prof. Ling Qin, Chinese University of Hongkong & Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (China)
In vivo identification and induction of articular cartilage stem cells and cartilage regeneration from Prof. Xiao-ling Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University & Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (China)
Micro-tissue and 3D printing based tissue engineering cartilage making from Dr. Jiang Peng, Chinese PLA General Hospital
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Pr. Jiang Peng presenting his novel strategy aiming at regenerating cartilage tissue using microtissues.

Moderators: Prof. Ting-ting Tang, Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.
Prof. Jian-dong Ding, Department of Macromolecular Science Fudan University.
Prof. Jiang Chang, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

This event gave a fantastic opportunity to gather European and Chinese specialists in the field of bone and tissue engineering, and to present to a large audience the lastest development in the field of 3D printing.

workshop More information and details can be uploaded here: Proceeding of 2015 3D workshop