iCAT 2018 Invited lectures

Luka Banovic
IRNAS institute, Maribor, Slovenia
Open-source 3D bioprinting for scientific and industrial applications
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have been developing rapidly over the last few years, and bioprinting as a supportive technology has also seen a lot of advances. The availability of 3D bioprinters has increased substantially, however, certain challenges still prevent successful fabrication of complex tissues and other applications.

Broad biocompatibility, controlled biodegradability, shape fidelity retention, etc. require advanced material formulations, which need highly customized fabrication strategies to be formed into complex shapes with high precision. This is something we wish to approach at Institute IRNAS, using open-source philosophy and collaborative design to create adaptive and future-proof solutions.