Biofabrication for Regenerative Medicine
The Moroni Lab is part of the MERLN institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. The research group was founded in 2009 at University of Twente, the Netherlands, laying down its roots on biofabrication technologies to control cell fate. Today, the Moroni Lab has several local and international collaborations. Locally, we contribute to the Brightlands ecosystem, with which a new program on 3D printing for biomedical applications is being established. The vicinity of the Maastricht University academic hospital further facilitates strong collaborations with clinical departments. Internationally, we are active within the International Society for Biofabrication, the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, and the European Society for Biomaterials. Thanks to these communities, several collaborations are in place around the world. Current research projects are running thanks to National and European grants, among which an ERC starting grant to Professor Moroni, European consortia (H2020-FAST, and FP7-STELLAR), and regional funding investing in knowledge and innovation.