The Lattice #14: August 26th, 2019

Aug 30, 2019

About the Lattice above: This week’s lattice comes from our expert corner article, showing a printed alginate hydrogel lattice.

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

Control your Hydrogels for 3D Bioprinting

by Shweta Agarwala

Exciting things are happening in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, all thanks to 3D bioprinting. The high precision and convenient operation allow 3D bioprinting to expand into new areas. Current research efforts all over the world are now leading to innovations in regenerative medicine, vascularized printed organs and replicating organ functionalization. However, to attain reproducibility or to print clinically relevant forms and sizes, material control is important. The implementation of bioprinting relies on the geometrical accuracy of replicating the design file. This, in turn, depends on printing parameters and material properties. Studying and understanding the correlation between hydrogel material characteristics and successful bioprinting is important to obtain functional 3d constructs to fulfill intended applications.
Read the full article here.

Related Articles: 

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

Interview: Dr. Shweta Agarwala, Bioprinting

3D Bioprinting: Truth is Beautiful

Hot in Press

Recent news stories and shares.

🏆 3D printer that creates lifelike tumours for research takes out top design award

💓 Carnegie Mellon researchers develop 3D printing for heart valves

👨🏫 VA Seeks to Train Staff to Use 3D Printing to Personalize Care for Patients

🧣 Scientists at IIT Guwahati are using Muga silk to create affordable 3D-printed human organs

👩🧑 3D printing live liver donation: Mom and son make history

✔ New Benchmarks in Multimaterial 3D Printing

🖐 Greenville medical students use 3D printing for Simpsonville 3rd-grader’s prosthetic hand

👣 A Medical 1st in Israel: 3D-Printed Ankle-Bone Implants Allow 2 Women to Walk Freely Again

👈 Additive Orthopedics supplies first 3D finger implant in the US

🔝 What are the top five clinical applications of paediatric 3D printing?

Useful Stuff

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

The Biggest Mistakes First-Time Founders Make

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When an Angel Investor isn’t actually an Angel Investor

The National University of Singapore’s Centre for Additive 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.

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.

Wednesday, 10/30 (Global/Online) – 3DHEALS is hosting our next #Pitch3D event featuring some of the most exciting startups working in 3D and healthcare today. If you think that applies to you, sign up to pitch today!

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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