Comprehensive Review on Dynamic Hydrogels
Mimicking the complexity of our own extracellular matrix with synthetic materials remains an open quest. In this comprehensive review, we have attempted to highlight the most exciting developments in the material science field aiming at getting closer to the dynamic behaviour of biological materials.
Congratulations to Paul for his VENI!
Veni is part of the Dutch science organization Talent Scheme. Veni is aimed at excellent researchers who have recently obtained their doctorate. Researchers in the Talent Scheme are free to submit their own subject for funding, which are encouraged to be curiosity-driven and innovative research.
Interreg Project BONE starts in Paris
Eight European companies and research institutes have teamed up in the innovative research project ‘’BONE: Bio-fabrication of Orthopaedics in a New Era’’. BONE is financed by the Interreg NWE programme, a cross-border partnership that is financially supported by the European Fund for Regional Development. This European transnational consortium led by Maastricht University (UM) will spend the next four years developing innovative bone implants.
Dynamic Materials for Biofabrication
As our tissues and organs change dynamically in time in response to stimuli from the surounding environment in our body, biomaterials used to create scaffolds for the regeneration of such tissues and organs should mimic this dynamicity.
Inaugural Lecture Lorenzo
On October 6th, Lorenzo delivered his inaugural lecture as he became at the beginning of 2016 professor in Biofabrication for Regenertive Medicine at Maastricht University.
Biofabrication Program at Brightlands
This year a new research program on biofabrication has started as a consequence of a strong partnership between the biofabrication group at the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine of Maastricht University and the Brightlands Materials Center.
Our Biofabrication Efforts in 3ders
Our lab has been featured on 3ders.org, which is a very active online reader digest platform covering several 3D printing news around the world. The article nicely describes our aims and goals in the field of biofabrication for regenerative medicine.
Our lab has been featured in the spring issue this year of the magazine of the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine society.
Flexible Ceramics nanofibers for bone scaffolds
A new exciting study from our group shows how flexible ceramic nanofibers can be developed with different mechanical properties at the macro and nano scales, as well as with tailorable surface roughness. These scaffolds show to influence the osteogenic differentiation of stem cells, thus holding potential for bone regenerative medicine applications
Young Scientist TERMIS-EU Award
The TERMIS-EU Award for Young Scientist goes this year to Lorenzo Moroni for his efforts on creating scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications through the development of biofabrication strategies.
Second meeting of FAST on additive manufacturing for regenerative medicine
The second meeting of the FAST consortium has successfully taken place at MERLN in our facilities. The meeting showed the nice progress that the consortium is achieving in the different multidisciplinary aspects of the project, stepping closer and closer to the targeted new hybrid additive manufacturing technology for regenerative medicine applications.
Scaffolds for Islets Vascularization
In a new study by Giulia Marchioli, former Ph.D. student of the Moroni Lab, we show how 3D printing can be used to created hybrid scaffolds that improve the recruitment of vessels in the site of implantation while preserving Islets functionality