3D Printing for Biomedical Uses

Over 50 people joined MAS for an evening with Dr. McAlpine at the University of Minnesota as we explore the latest biomedical uses of 3D printing. The ability to interweave biological and functional materials could enable the creation of new bioelectric devices, impacting fields such as regenerative bioelectronics, smart prosthetics, medical robotics, and human-machine interfaces. Participants learned how new strategies such as extrusion-based multi-material 3D printing are being developed to overcome the challenges of interweaving soft, strechable, temperature-sensitive 3D biological platforms with functional electronics. Dr. McAlpine explained how the blending of 3D printing, functional materials, and 'living' platforms may enable next-generation 3D printed devices