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Modifica Date - Prof. Thomas Boland - Biomedical Engineering, Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC), University of El Pas (UTEP), Texas, USA - "Introduction to Bioprinting", 29,31 January, 5,7,12,14,19,21 February 2020

24 hours (6 credits)

Aula Riunioni del Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Via G. Caruso 16, Pisa – Ground Floor

Short Abstract:
Bioprinting is an inherently cross-disciplinary scientific field that focuses on computer aided processes for manufacturing biomedically relevant products. These processes lead to products that may involve living (cells and/or tissues) and nonliving (bio-supportive proteins, scaffolds) components. The course introduces students to cell printing, patterning, assembling, 3D scaffold fabrication, cell/tissue-on-chips as a coherent micro-/nano-fabrication toolkit. Real-world examples illustrate how to apply bioprinting techniques in areas such as regenerative medicine, pharmaceuticals and tissue engineering

Course Contents in brief:

  • In Vitro Bioprinting of Tissues and Organs (3h)
  • Biomaterials for Biofabrication of 3D Tissue Scaffolds (3h)
  • Fabrication of Microscale Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications (3h)
  • Polymeric Membranes for the construction of Tissues and Organs (3h)
  • Laser-Assisted and other Bioprinting tools for Tissue Engineering (3h)
  • Modular Tissue Engineering (3h)
  • Formation of Multicellular Microtissues and Applications in Bioprinting (3h)
  • Breast Reconstruction Using Biofabrication-Based Tissue Engineering Strategies (3h)


  • Wednesday 29th January, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Friday 31th January, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Wednesday 5th February, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Friday 7th February, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Wednesday 12th February, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Friday 14th February, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Wednesday 19th February, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Friday 21st February, 14:30 – 17:30