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Developing Leadership in 3D-Bioprinting

3D-bioprinting – the printing of human body parts in an automated, efficient, and reproducible manner – is predicted to revolutionize medicine in the next decade, and 3D-bioprinting is already having clinical impacts in surgical planning and the design of dental prosthetics. The capacity for 3D-bioprinting to transform basic science discovery, produce new medical innovations, and profoundly impact human health is immense. However, critical technical and translational hurdles must be overcome in order to realize the potential of 3D-bioprinting, and, importantly, the next generation of scientists, engineers, and doctors needs to have exposure to this technology as soon as possible in order to maximize its potential impact and become leaders who can drive the field forward. Our research laboratories now house two of the most high-end 3D-bioprinters in the world. We propose to leverage these unique machines to train the next generation of leaders in 3D-bioprinting.

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Developing Leadership in 3D-Bioprinting