3D Bioprinting Biofabrication for Musculoskeletal Tissues

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This virtual event centered on biofabrication and bioprinting of musculoskeletal tissue. As the demand for effective treatments for bone and cartilage defects continues to rise with an aging population, this event is a vital platform for deep conversations about the challenges, progress, and future of tissue engineering for regenerative purposes in treating orthopedic diseases. By attending, participants will gain invaluable insights into the cutting-edge technologies and methodologies driving the development of innovative treatments for musculoskeletal diseases. Throughout the event, attendees will have the chance to engage with leading experts in the field, who will share their expertise and firsthand experiences in both the scientific and commercialization aspects of the field.  Moreover, the virtual format ensures accessibility to a global audience, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among professionals from diverse backgrounds and regions. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this transformative event shaping the future of musculoskeletal tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.


Y. Shrike Zhang

Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Bioengineer in the Division of Engineering in Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is directing the Laboratory of Engineered Living Systems (www.shrikezhang.com), where the research is focused on innovating medical engineering technologies, including 3D bioprinting, organs-on-chips, microfluidics, and bioanalysis, to recreate functional tissues and their biomimetic models, for applications in regenerative medicine and personalized medicine. Dr. Zhang is an author of >330 peer-reviewed publications (>50 covers; citations ~35,000, h-index = 92). His scientific contributions have been recognized by >45 awards.

Brad Estes

Dr. Estes received his Ph.D. from Duke University in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in chondrogenesis of fat-derived stem cells. Before earning his Ph.D., Brad served as the Manager of Research and Development in the spinal orthopedic division of Medtronic where he oversaw commercialization of medical devices from conception to market, including the achievement of regulatory approval for class III medical devices. He was also integrally involved in seeking intellectual property protection for the innovative products Medtronic was producing. In addition, Dr. Estes has acted as a consultant for both small and large medical device companies. In total, he has over 25 years of industry experience and holds 55 patents associated with medical devices. In his current role, Brad oversees all aspects of CytexOrtho operations with a focus on growth and success. In this position, he provides strategic leadership and sets the vision and direction for the company. His responsibilities include guiding research and development efforts, forging strategic partnerships, securing funding, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Additionally, he plays a hands-on role in fostering a collaborative and dynamic work culture, driving motivation and creativity among the tight-knit team at CytexOrtho.

Flore-Anne Poujade

Dr. Poujade earned her PhD from the University of Hull, UK. During her academic career, she worked on several projects. Including deciphering the roles of growth factors and hypoxia in regulating chondrocytic phenotype in vitro, as well as creating an aorta on a chip model to better understand the mechanisms driving ascending aortic aneurysm. It was after her postdoc at the Karolinska Institute that she joined CELLINK where she now works as Senior Field Application Scientist. As such, over the past 3 years, she has advised numerous researchers on 3D bioprinting techniques and practices to help democratise the fabrication of more realistic research models.

Dr. Wilson Wong

Wilson is a healthcare-focused entrepreneur with a PhD, MPhil, and BEng from the University of Hong Kong, specializing in biomechanics, biomaterials, and bone-related diseases. He also completed technopreneurship training at IECT, University of Cambridge, supported by Dr. Hermann Hauser. In 2014, he founded NOVUS Life Sciences Limited, where he currently serves as Chairman and CEO. NOVUS, a global leader in 3D printing biomaterials, operates cutting-edge manufacturing facilities in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The company supplies to 35+ countries and 65+ corporate clients, supporting the production of patient-specific implants and devices. Wilson is actively engaged in the startup ecosystem and dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship education. He has been a featured speaker and lecturer at institutions and Bloomberg. Under his leadership, NOVUS has received numerous prestigious awards, including Champion of IMAGINE IF!, CNBC’s hottest startups, and accolades from GIN Austria, French Tech Ticket, and Alibaba Jumpstarter.


Dr. Jenny Chen

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Dr. Jenny Chen is trained as a neuroradiologist, and founder/CEO of 3DHEALS. Her main interests include next-generation education, 3D printing in the healthcare sector, automated biology, and artificial intelligence. She is an angel investor who invests in Pitch3D companies.