New Bioprinter (BioScaffolder) installed at the Institute of Biomaterials

Dr. Detsch, Vera Bednarzig, Prof. Boccaccini, Dr. Fiehn und Julian Schroll

Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) bone defects, with a critical size, caused by trauma, laceration or burns are challenging for aesthetic and/ or functional reconstruction surgeries. HY2Print (Hybrid Hydrogel printing of CMF Implants) is a Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded project (FKZ:WAPM100262672) addressing the different demands of CMF bone healing. The aim of the project is to fabricate a titanium-hydrogel-bioceramic hybrid structure by three-dimensional (3D) bioplotting. The generated structures should mimic the biological and mechanical function of natural bone and be able to stimulate the formation of new bone. To perform the ambitious printing challenges a novel, exclusively for this project designed BioScaffolder of the project partner GeSiM was delivered and installed at the Institute of Biomaterials in April.In this photo, Ms Vera Bednarzig (PhD student), Dr. Rainer Detsch (Principal Investigator), Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (Head of the Institute of Biomaterials), collaboration partners Dr. Hendik Fiehn and Mr Julian Schroll (GeSiM).