Biofabrication and Biomanufacturing

BiofabricationWe are committed to skills training for the nascent biofabrication industry sector. Our trainings focus on additive manufacturing: 3D bioprinting, biomaterials, tissue culture, cell culture, cell expansion, skin models, best practices in clean room practices, and alternate biomanufacturing techniques such as airbrushing, and porous scaffold making. See PROGRAMS for details.

What is Biofabrication?

BIOFABRICATION relates to the manufacture of tissues and organs to meet health challenges in medicine. Biofabrication for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is defined as, "the automated generation of biologically functional products with structural organization from living cells, bioactive molecules, biomaterials, cell aggregates such as micro-tissues, or hybrid cell-material constructs, through Bioprinting or Bioassembly and subsequent tissue maturation processes," (Biofabrication: reappraising the definition of an evolving field, Biofabrication 8 (2016) 013001).

The market for 3D bioprinting is forecasted to reach $1.9 billion by 2028.

In addition to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biofabrication can be used for a broad range of related healthcare applications such as drug screening, and personalized medicine. The skills learned are transferable to several industries: healthcare, pharmaceuticals, food, textiles, personal care, biotechnology, and digital dentistry.