Biofabrication for Hierarchical in vitro Tissue Models

An ECI Conference

June 5-9, 2017
Schloss Hernstein
Hernstein, Austria


About This Conference

Biofabrication uses additive manufacturing principles to produce complex structures for biomedical applications. This ranges from in vitro models for the testing of drugs/therapies to the generation of potential medical implants and includes the use of hydrogels, degradable and non-degradable polymers. Biofabrication combines the additive manufacturing technologies with cells and bioactive materials for a designed arrangement of cells and materials in three dimensions. Through this production process, it thus allows for the generation of heterogeneous and hierarchical structures resembling native tissue morphologies. Biofabrication is a truly interdisciplinary research field embracing engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, biology and medicine.

The goal of this conference is to bring together experts working in the area of biofabrication, embracing the technological aspects of fabrication and printing, as well as the biological target structures and their application for in vitro screening and toxicity tissue models, cancer research and therapy.

Session topics and program

  1. Fabrication technologies (printing and assembling)
  2. Bio-inks
  3. Biofabrication for on-chip technologies
  4. Biofabrication of in vitro tissue models
  5. Biofabrication for vascularization strategies
  6. Biofabrication for cancer research
  7. Therapeutic approaches and translational aspects

Conference Chairs

Chair: Prof. Jürgen Groll
Chair of Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry
University of Würzburg, Germany

Co-Chair: Prof. Jos Malda
University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands

Conference Program and Posters

Final Program with Posters


Best Presentation

Clara L. Hedegaard, Queen Mary University of London, UK

“A self-assembly based supramolecular bioink with hierarchical control as a new bioprinting tool”

with conference  chair Jurgen Grill

Best Poster Presentations

Peter Gruber, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

“Biocompatible micropatterning of o-nitrobenzyl crosslinked hydrogels by sensitized two-photon cleavage”

Supachai Reakasame, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

“Fabrication and characterization of alginate-keratin based composite microspheres containing bioactive glass for tissue-engineering applications”

General Information About ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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