This course has been cancelled due to Covid-19. There will be a series of webinars for which you can register!
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) uses a layer-by-layer principle for manufacturing. This one-week course will provide insight in the opportunities of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D (bio)printing in biomedical applications. It will provide the basics of 3D printing, including hands-on workshops to learn how the printers work. In addition, it will also provide insight in the challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication.
IMPORTANT UPDATE - COVID-19 Situation - 2020 COURSE CANCELLATION
Unfortunately, and given the exceptionality of the current moment, after cerful considerations, the organizing committee of the "Utrecht Summer School in 3D printing and Biofabrication", in consultation with the Utrecht Summer School office, have decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the course, in light of the global COVID-19 situation.
As the course is cancelled, we either:
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Our top priority remains to guarantee the health and safety of the attendees, guests and invited speakers. The course typically receive applications worldwide, and this broad geographical distribution was being confirmed also for 2020, with the applications we collected so far. In this uncertain scenario, we feel that such international, presential gathering would be inappropriate. We are disappointed we will not be able to welcome you in Utrecht this July, but we will still run strong in 2021 with the new edition of the course. We would be happy to host you in Utrecht next year if you want to join and learn about bioprinting.
Finally, we are committed to offer the best learning experience possible to our students. As an important part of our course are the lab, hands-on sessions with the printers, we did not believe it would have been ideal to convert the course to an online one.
Nevertheless, and in preparation for the next year, we are organizing a series of webinars on bioprinting that will take place during the week which was intended for the summer course. This event will be free of charge but will require a registration, as it will be limited in the max number of attendees. Students that had registered for the course, will receive a priority right of attendence. More information will be available in the course of this month on the webpage of the course, as it will be updated officially.
The course provides the basics of 3D bio-printing, including a hands-on printing workshop in a FabLab and introduction to 3D design software. In addition, it will contain lectures by international specialist on the specific challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication. Lectures and workshops from companies involved in the field of medical 3D printing are also part of the program. Specific topics include the development of bioinks, development and application of 3D in vitro models and the required control over processing conditions. Finally, it will provide state-of-the-art examples of how currently biofabrication is translated from bench towards the bedside. This course is endorsed by the ISBF, International Society for Biofabrication (http://biofabricationsociety.org)
Lectures will be held by international specialists in 3D (bio)printing and Biofabrication, from both academia and industry.
To provide insight in the opportunities of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D printing in biomedical applications. It will provide the basics of 3D printing, including a hands-on Ultimaker workshop and introduction to 3D design software. In addition, it will also provide insight in the specific challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication, such as the development of specific bioinks and the required control over processing conditions. Finally, it will provide state-of-the-art examples of how currently biofabrication is translated from bench towards the bedside.
5-6 contact hours per day, includes 1-day hands-on workshop, 2-4 hours assignment.
Dr. Riccardo Levato | E: R.firstname.lastname@example.org