Keynote 6 | Sep. 10, 16:25 CEST (10:25 NYC, 22:25 SGP)

Recent advances in biomanufacturing

Professor Paulo Jorge Bártolo, Chair in Advanced Manufacturing, University of Manchester, UK

Session Chair
Giorgio De Pasquale | Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Additive manufacturing encompasses a group of technologies enabling the generation of complex, biomimetic 3D structures for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The ability of 3D printing to pattern multiple materials, cell types and biomolecules provides a unique tool to create tissue constructs closely resembling the composition, architecture and function of biological tissues. This keynote provides a concise overview of recent advances on the use of additive manufacturing and materials for the fabrication of cell-laden constructs and multi-functional and hierarchical scaffolds for tissue engineering.

Paulo Bartolo is Chair Professor on Advanced Manufacturing at the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE), School of Engineering, University of Manchester (UK) and Collaborator/Visiting Professor at both the Advanced Manufacturing Group at the Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico) and CIAUD (The Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design) a Research Centre of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology based at the University of Lisbon (Portugal). At the University of Manchester he is the Industry 4.0 Academic Lead; Head of the Manufacturing Group; member of the Management Board of the EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Regenerative Medicine; coordinator of the “scale-up and manufacture” cross-cutting capability of the Advanced Medical Materials@Manchester platform; member of the Thomas Ashton Institute (Academic Lead for Industry 4.0 – implications for health and safety); member of the Manchester Regenerative Medicine Network – Enabling Technologies domain. He is a Fellow of CIRP (The International Academy of Production Engineering) and served the Academy as Chairman of the CIRP Scientific Technical Committee on Electro-Physical and Chemical Processes (STC E) (2016-2019) and as Vice-Chairman of STC E (2013-2016) and Vice-Chairman of the CIRP Collaborative Working Group on Biomanufacturing (2010-2012). Paulo Bartolo is also Advisor of the Brazilian Institute of Biofabrication (INCT-BIOFABRIS) funded by the Brazilian Government. He authored more than 600 publications in journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings, co-edited 22 books (most of them published by Springer, Wiley and Taylor&Francis) and holds 15 patents. Paulo Bártolo is the Founder Editor of the Virtual and Physical Prototyping Journal published by Taylor & Francis and Editor-in-Chief of the Biomanufacturing Reviews published by Springer. He is also member of the Editorial Board of several international journals including major journals on additive manufacturing and 3D bioprinting. Since 2002, Paulo Bartolo has been engaged in around 100 research projects funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Royal Society, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, the Portuguese Agency for Innovation, the European Commission and Industry representing around £45 million. Paulo Bartolo also received a commendation and public recognition from the Portuguese Government, published in the Portuguese Government’s Law Journal (Diário da Republica), for the outstanding work as advisor of the Portuguese Government in the area of Research and Innovation; Commendation from the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, published in the Portuguese Government Journal (Diário da Republica), for the outstanding work carried out (2014);