WP02 – Automatisation of assembly

Objectives

The automated design and production of 3D constructs capable of mimicking the functional hierarchy of native tissues represents a paramount challenge in terms of Tissue Engineering (TE). Within WP1 we will develop a multi-material bioprinter system for the printing of 3D zonal cartilage constructs with functionalised bioactive hydrogels (WP01) and embedded cells (WP03). In collaboration with partner #13 PROSPA, #08 PIL will integrate the bioprinter (WP01) with a mechanical conditioning bioreactor (WP04) within a novel concept called HydroZONES assembly system for the automated production of zonal cartilage constructs.

Workpackage Description

WP Leader

Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

Prof. Paolo Bartolo