376-1624-00L  Practical Methods in Biofabrication

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersM. Zenobi-Wong, S. Schürle-Finke, K. Würtz-Kozak
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 12.


376-1624-00 PPractical Methods in Biofabrication4 hrs
Wed12:45-16:30HPL J 28 »
M. Zenobi-Wong, S. Schürle-Finke, K. Würtz-Kozak

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AbstractBiofabrication involves the assembly of materials, cells, and biological building blocks into grafts for tissue engineering and in vitro models. The student learns techniques involving the fabrication and characterization of tissue engineered scaffolds and the design of 3D models based on medical imaging data. They apply this knowledge to design, manufacture and evaluate a biofabricated graft.
ObjectiveThe objective of this course is to give students hands-on experience with the tools required to fabricate tissue engineered grafts. During the first part of this course, students will gain practical knowledge in hydrogel synthesis and characterization, fuse deposition modelling and stereolithography, bioprinting and bioink design, electrospinning, and cell culture and viability testing. They will also learn the properties of common biocompatible materials used in fabrication and how to select materials based on the application requirements. The students learn principles for design of 3D models. Finally the students will apply their knowledge to a problem-based project.
Prerequisites / NoticeNot recommended if passed 376-1622-00 Practical Methods in Tissue Engineering

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersM. Zenobi-Wong, S. Schürle-Finke, K. Würtz-Kozak
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementNot recommended if you have completed course 376-1622-00 "Practical Methods in Tissue Engineering"
Additional information on mode of examinationGraded homeworks (40%) and graded project including presentation (60%)

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Places12 at the most
Waiting listuntil 22.02.2019

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