Discover what 3D bioprinting can do now and in the future
You may be aware of 3D printing or have seen low-cost 3D printers that can create plastic toys, replicas and objects of your own design. But did you know that 3D printing is also enabling life-saving and transforming medical procedures, which were unthinkable a few years ago? The world of medicine and biomaterials has collided with advances in 3D printing, creating a new clinical paradigm in biomedicine: 3D bioprinting. This online course tells the story of this revolution, introducing you to commonly used biomaterials and bioprinting techniques.
What topics will you cover?
- The multidisciplinary nature of clinical 3D bioprinting
- The advantages and limitations of 3D modelling software for bioprinting
- The 3D printing process (the problem, design, material selection and object fabrication)
- Case studies of biomaterials enhancing lives (e.g. Robohand, Titanium heel, glaucoma implants)
- The nature and variation of materials for prosthetics and structural supports used in 3D bioprinting
- The difference between an implant and a prosthetic
- Innovative bioactive research (e.g. cartilage, biopens, skin regeneration)
- The ethical and regulatory issues involved in new medical treatments and the future of 3D bioprinting
- Communicating with the community on matters of new medical systems
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for a general audience. No previous knowledge of 3D printing or biomedicine is required.
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