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Volumetric light-driven bioprinting capturing complex physiological shape, size and function in artificial tissues and organoids

Project description

A novel 3D printing technique for reproducing parts of the human body

Lab-grown tissues and organoids promise to revolutionise medicine and biology, tackling transplant shortage and introducing accurate in vitro models of human physiology as an alternative to animal experimentation. The functionality of living organs is intimately linked to their complex architecture. Advances in key technologies capturing this shape-function relationship in vitro can help realise the long-sought goal of real tissue engineering. The EU-funded VOLUME-BIO project plans to develop a new bioprinting technique to precisely create engineered tissues and organoids exhibiting physiological functions. Cell-laden hydrogels will be sculpted into tissue analogues within seconds, upon exposure to a light field.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 554 634,14

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 554 634,14
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 315 615,86
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments