The Lattice #13: August 19th, 2019

Aug 21, 2019

About the Lattice above: This week’s lattice comes from our expert corner article, showing a printed biological scaffold (in green) with cells (in blue) seeded onto it.

The Lattice is 3DHEALS weekly recap of the latest developments, expert insights, upcoming events in the world of healthcare 3D printing.  

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The Expert Corner

Manufacturing of Functional Tissues In Vitro Using Bioprinting and Bioreactors

by Jose Manuel Baena, PhD

It’s a common misconception that bioprinting processes are directly producing human tissues for subsequent use in research and clinical settings. What is actually the case is these bioprinting systems are producing three-dimensional scaffolds made of biocompatible materials upon which cells are seeded or embedded. In order for this printed construct to become viable tissue, subsequent culturing under the appropriate conditions is crucial, meaning bioreactor systems are also a crucial portion of the bioprinting workflow.
Read the full article here.

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Bioprinting Down Under (Australia): Recent Workshop Take-away

3D Printing for the Human Organ Shortage: Putting Bio back into Bioprinting

Enabling Futuristic Bioelectronics With Bioprinting: Beyond the Obvious

Hot in Press

Recent news stories and shares.

๐Ÿ”„ CollPlant is Developing 3D-bioprinted Implants for Regeneration of Breast Tissue

๐Ÿ”ฌ 3D bioprinter advances cancer research

๐Ÿ“‘ RSNA and ACR to launch medical 3D printing registry this fall

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ Why 3D printing is perfect for medical applications

๐Ÿฅ A Medical 3D Printing Lab is Growing Inside this New Orleans Hospital

๐Ÿ’ฐ 3D Printed Medical Models for Hip Surgeries Prove to Be Helpful but Expensive

๐ŸคŸ St. Pete doctor successfully uses first 3D-printed finger bone to fix man’s hand

๐Ÿ”ฎ 3D-printed organs help doctors picture what awaits them in surgery

๐Ÿš€ Biotech researchers venture into the wild to start their own business

๐Ÿ†• Make that 2 new US Big Pharma chiefs today, as Novartis remakes top team

โค Scientists are one step closer to 3D printing a human heart

๐Ÿ’ถ Spectroplast secures CHF 1.5 million seed financing

Useful Stuff

Practical guides, tools, and reports from the healthcare and manufacturing sectors.

How biotech startup funding will change in the next 10 years

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The Case for Boston: 3 Reasons to Build Your Startup in Boston

Free Whitepaper: 3D Printing and the Rise of Point-of-Care Manufacturing


3DHEALS 2020

Important announcements about our 2020 global conference

The 3DHEALS 2020 Conference Topics survey is out and we’re soliciting your feedback on what you’d like to see covered at the conference. It only takes a few minutes to fill out!


Community Updates

Briefings and developments from 3DHEALS chapters around the world.

Singapore(Manager: Mahendran Reddy)
In anticipation of our upcoming half-day conference in Singapore, 3DHEALS sat down with some of the entrepreneurs, clinicians, and innovators who will be presenting their recent work at next week’s event. Our interviews with Dr. Raymond Wong and Boyle Suwono covered everything from challenges faced by the healthcare 3D printing community at large, to specific innovations they’re both working on in dental printing. Check out the full interviews with Dr. Wong and Boyle on the 3DHEALS website.

Melbourne/Sydney(Manager: William Harley)
The first Australian workshop on 3D bioprinting was recently held at theUniversity of Technology Sydney and our community manager William was on hand for the day’s events. Topics ranged from printing medical devices to replacing damaged tissue with 3D stem cell constructs – there was even a bioprinter showcase during lunch! For the full breakdown of the event and summaries of each presentation, read William’s full report here.

(Job Posting!) San Francisco (Manager: Jenny Chen, M.D.)
The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is looking for a full-time 3D Engineer to work in the Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies, a clinically driven program that empowers physician decision making and teaching to enhance patient care. 3D printing, AR/VR are all technologies currently being used today for this goal, but this Center is setup to develop and apply new technologies to this end. Read the full job description here.

Events & Opportunities

Upcoming events from the 3DHEALS community and beyond.

Friday, 8/23 (Global/Webinar) – The webinar introduces the audience to theworld of in-hospital 3D printing programs. Robert Wesley, 3D Printing Engineer, St. Louis Childrenโ€™s Hospital, USA, will share insights and how-tos with interested parties in a direct and intimate setting online.

Wednesday, 8/28 (Singapore) – 3DHEALS is returning to Singapore and co-hosting a recurrent event with NAMIC to connect local innovators and entrepreneurs in healthcare 3D Printing and Bioprinting space.

Thursday, 9/26 (San Francisco) – 3DHEALS hosts a group of experts from medicine/surgery, regenerative medicine, and entrepreneurs shares their works and insights on how 3D printing and bioprinting is revolutionizing cardiac care.

Thursday, 10/17 (Cleveland, Ohio) -After our first successful event (thanks to our community manager Dr. Justin Baker), we are ready for the second 3DHEALS community event in Cleveland, Ohio this October. Thanks to our venue sponsor Team NEO (Team NEO is a business development organization focused on accelerating economic growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio.)

Check out some of our partners’ upcoming event below, and lots of other upcoming events here:

Thursday, 9/12 (San Francisco) Tony Fields, former VP of R&D at Emphasys and COO at Claret Medical, talks all things regulatory and “why FDA approval depends on more than your clinical trial” as part of the Rosenman D-Series at UCSF.

Monday-Wednesday, 9/23-25 (NASA Campus) The Methuselah Foundation’s New Organ Alliance and NASA are organizing the 2019 Vascular Tissue Challenge Bioengineering Road-mapping Workshop to be hosted at NASA’s Ames Research Center. This is an invitation-only event, please email to theorganizer Joshua Neubert.

Tuesday, 9/24 (Vancouver) Vancouver Island Life Sciences’ (VILS) monthly meeting will have a roundtable-format event that will cover intellectual property and corporate finance foundations, delivered by expert legal guests from theleading firm Blakes, Joe Garcia and Sunny Handa. In addition to group discussion there’ll be plenty of opportunity to continue active discussions over informal group dinners in downtown Victoria after the session.

Saturday, 10/26 (New York)The Future of Care conference is back at Rockefeller University featuring some of the latest breakthroughs in clinical care and the innovators helping shepherd them from bench to bedside. Apply to attend the conference by September 6th.

Wednesday, 11/13 (Vancouver) The Victoria Hand Project and the Centre for Biomedical Research will host the November VILS meeting at UVic, where they will showcase the 3D printing capabilities at the University of Victoria.

Thursday & Friday, 11/14-15 (San Francisco)The Cultured Meat Symposiumreturns this November 14-15. Industry leaders in the traditional meat and cell-based meat sectors will come together for future-defining presentations, panels, and workshops.


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