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Science on Tap: 3D Printing for the Sweet Tooth
Monday Jan 14 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
3D Printing for the Sweet Tooth: Are Sugar Glass Vascular Networks the Future of Organ Regneration? presented by the American Philosophical Society.
The field of regenerative medicine attempts to replace organ donation with engineered tissues made from a patient's own cells. Jordan Miller, PhD, will talk about the development and details for 3D printing temporary templates of blood vessels made from sugar for this field, and how this technology impacts the future of organ regeneration research.
Jordan S. Miller, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow in the Tissue Microfabrication Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, a founding member of Hive76 in Philadelphia, and a RepRap core developer. His research in the department of Bioengineering combines chemistry and rapid prototyping to direct cultured human cells to form more complex organizations of living vessels and tissues. Miller has been in the 3D maker community since the beginning. He developed the first MakerBot heated build platform at Hive76 and is delighted to use his RepRap 3D printer every day in the lab for biomedical research and regenerative medicine.