3D MICRO-BIOPRINTING: ACOUSTIC ACTUATION TO SHAPE SINGLE-CELL ORGANIZATION

Grant number: DE200100909 | Funding period: 2020 - 2022

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Abstract

This project aims to develop an innovative cell-printing technology to replicate the microscale cell structure found in native human and animal tissues. This is based on an interdisciplinary concept that combines ultra-high frequency acoustic cell manipulation with 3D stereolithography printing, and will examine acoustic waveguide element design and their topological optimisation. In contrast to current 3D printing methods that are not suitable for precisely integrating microscale elements in the printing process, this work will open up the range of materials, including functional human tissues, that can be printed.

University of Melbourne Researchers