Brighter Project was present at the second Future 3D Additive Manufacturing, the 3DMM2O Conference in a poster and a flash talk by Angela Cirulli, PhD student at IBEC in Barcelona.
Brighter Project was present at the second Future 3D Additive Manufacturing, the 3DMM2O Conference in a poster and a flash talk by Angela Cirulli, PhD student at the Biomimetic Systems for Cell Engineering Laboratory led by Elena Martínez at IBEC. The conference was held in Schöntal Monastery, Germany from the 3rd to the 8th of April.
In the flash talk, Angela presented to an attentive and interested audience how BRIGHTER project aims to recreate skin-like tissue models resembling both the epidermal and the dermal compartments using photopolymerizable polymers. She focused her talk in the topic of full thickness skin models’ reconstruction and on light-based 3D Bioprinting systems. She highlighted the possibilities that offers the Digital Light Processing Stereolithography (DLP – SLA) to increase the scaffold dimensions needed both for mechanical characterization and to closely mimic the in vivo structures.
Besides the talk, Angela also presented a poster where she could go deeper and present more details of the project. This time she focused on the two light-based bioprinting approaches that have been applied to recreate skin-like tissue models. They first developed a skin model using a custom-made Direct Laser Writing (DLW) system working with visible light, and afterwards they scaled the size of the tissue-like constructs up to the cm scale by using a commercial Digital Light processing stereolithography (DLP-SLA) system. She also mentioned the next steps of BRIGHTER project towards the objective of developing a novel 3Dbioprinting technology to print organs and tissues at high resolution and speed using light.