Focus: Fabrication of tissue models and scale-up of engineered tissue manufacturing – to make engineered tissue accessible to public.
Engineered tissues created using living cells and biomaterials via processes such as 3D bioprinting have the potential to serve as functional tissue substitutes, in lieu of traditional inert medical implants, for treatment of injuries and diseases.
Most technologies have currently been demonstrated at the laboratory scale, and the methods used for quality monitoring are often destructive in nature. To enable their manufacturing scale up, it is imperative to complement core biomaterial and 3D bio printing technologies with efforts in systems and quality engineering.
Available equipment: Cell culture equipment, bioprinter, 3D-printers, ultrasonic processor, 3D scanners