New EU project at BMLS

Source: Cluster of Excellence Frankfurt Macromolecular Complexes

The new project “Bioprinting by light sheet lithography: engineering complex tissues with high resolution at high speed” (BRIGHTER) will be funded by the prestigious and highly selective Future and Emerging Technologies EU programme (FET Open, part of Horizon 2020). The EU will support this three year project with a grant of 3,450,000 €  of which 700,000 € will go to the Physical Biology Group of the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Goethe University. The consortium of BRIGHTER includes Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany), IBEC (Barcelona, Spain, consortium coordinators), Technion (Haifa, Israel) as well as the companies Cellendes (Reutlingen, Germany) and Mycronic (Täby, Sweden).

The Frankfurt team, led by BMLS researcher Francesco Pampaloni, plans to realize a bioprinting system based on an innovative light sheet lithography system. “I am very excited by the opportunity to create a breakthrough bioprinting technology within the BRIGHTER project. With outstanding international partners, we have a unique opportunity to build a truly innovative system that prints artificial skin constructs at high speed. BMLS offers a unique interdisciplinary environment and the appropriate infrastructure to carry out this demanding endeavour. I am certain that a lot of synergy with the other BMLS groups will be fostered by BRIGHTER”, says Francesco Pampaloni.

The project will be carried out in Ernst Stelzer’s group in the BMLS and will start in July.