3D Bioprinting and Future Applications in Regenerative Medicine.

Sponsored by: Biogelx Limited

Focused on:

  • 3d Bioprinting

Date: 4 December


Time: 2PM London/ 9AM New York

Future applications of 3D Bioprinting in regenerative medicine, from soft tissue to bone & everything inbetween!

3D Bioprinting is used to create living human cells or tissues for use in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The processes and technology behind bioprinting will be explored with future applications for additive manufacturing in a range of tissue types from bone to cornea.

REGENHU will give a brief overview of 3D bioprinting, its basic principles and main features, together with critical points to consider for a successful bioprinting process. They will also provide an overview of the REGENHU platform and possible applications showing how their partners have advanced their research using the instruments.
Biogelx will describe the technology behind the Biogelx range of products and the company’s story so far. They will highlight some examples of Biogelx materials being used in 3D cell culture, and discuss the motivation behind the move into 3D bioprinting, as well as the progress made so far with the range of bioinks they have developed.
We will then hear applications of 3D Bioprinting from two academic groups:
• “3D Bioprinted Interphase-based in vitro models” by Alvaro Sanchez-Rubio
• “Harnessing the power of additive manufacturing to regenerate the body” by Dr Anita Ghag
Alvaro will discuss bone bioprinting interphase-based in vitro models that consider the physicochemical and biological heterogeneity of native bone tissue then Anita will demonstrate how additive manufacturing can be used to replicate tissue to restore functionality following trauma or disease.

Tune in to see the whole process of bioprinting from start to finish, from the technology behind both the printers and the bioinks and applications in bone, cartilage and corneal tissue.

Presented by

Mauro Petretta,

Senior Scientific Advisor at REGENHU

Mauro Petretta is the Senior Scientific Advisor at REGENHU and is responsible for the development of scientific applications using our platform. His work focuses on the processing of biomimetic and functionalized biomaterials, ranging from polymeric composite to cell-laden hydrogels, through additive manufacturing technologies, for use in fields of hard and soft tissue regeneration, drug discovery, personalized pharmaceuticals or bioelectronics. He brings years of research experience on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine combined with an in-depth know-how of our bioprinting platforms.

Chris Allan, Ph.D.,

Development Scientist at Biogelx

Dr Allan trained as a chemist, with an MSci in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. In his role as Development Scientist at Biogelx, Chris is responsible for the development of new products, as well as performing proof-of-concept work to help initiate new collaborations. In addition, Chris acts as industry supervisor for the PhD studentships that Biogelx are involved in, maintaining an important link between academia and industry.

Álvaro Sánchez-Rubio,

PhD Candidate, Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment, University of Glasgow

Mr. Sanchez-Rubio, got his degree in Biomedical Engineering at University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (UPF). He then came to Glasgow and was awarded an MRS Studentship to study his PhD at the Centre for the Cellular microenvironment (The Glasgow CeMi) along with an industrial partner, Biogelx Ltd. In his PhD he studies the development and application of bioinks for bone bioprinting. Particularly, he has been bioprinting interphase-based in vitro models that take into account physicochemical and biological heterogeneity of native bone tissue.

Anita Ghag, PhD,

Lecturer in Biomaterials, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham

Anita Ghag qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Materials Science from the University of Nottingham in 2007. She went on to study for a PhD in Biomaterials Science based on the development of electrospun synthetic bone graft substitutes at the University of Manchester in 2010. In September 2013, Anita was appointed as a lecturer in Biomaterials in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on the development of novel, functional materials which have the potential to be used in various applications including bone, cartilage and the cornea. She has a particular interest in how additive manufacturing can be used to replicate tissue to restore functionality following trauma or disease.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the technology behind 3D Bioprinters and their applications.
  • Understanding the peptide-based technology used in the Biogelx™ product range.
  • The relevance of proper bioink formulation and process conditons to achieve an improved performance during a bioprinting/biofabrication procedure.
  • Harnessing the power of additive manufacturing to regenerate the body


  • Research Scientist
  • Product Development Manager
  • Development Scientist
  • Post-Doctoral Scientist
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • PhD Student
  • PhD Researcher
  • Associate Scientist
  • Research Associate
  • Cell Culture Technician
  • Lab Technician
  • Lab Manager
  • Heads of Research and Development
  • CEO
  • CSO
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Product Development Scientist
  • Pre-Clinical Development Scientist
  • Drug Development Scientist
  • Drug Screening Scientists
  • Tissue Engineer