Cathy Ye, University of Oxford will moderate at Online 3D Medtech Printing Conference

Cathy Ye, Associate Professor, Director of Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing, University of Oxford, will moderate the 2021 edition of the conference.

Professor Hua Ye, University of Oxford
Dr. Ye is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at University of Oxford. Dr. Ye holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Dalian University of Technology (1998), China and a Ph.D. in Engineering from University of Oxford (2005).

She spent one year exploring the commercial value of her PhD project on hollow fibre membrane bioreactor as an Enterprise Fellow at Begbroke Science Park of University of Oxford before taking up the post of Post-doctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London in 2005. Her research interests lie in stem cell bioprocessing (expansion and differentiation) and biomaterials and bioreactors for tissue engineering. Dr Ye has published over 70 journal articles, 6 book chapters and secured research funding of over £11M both from the Research Councils UK and industry.

The Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing is part of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford UK.

Bioreactor technologies are being developed to enable bone, cartilage, tendon and skin culture to grow, whilst the ultimate aim is bulky tissue growth from stem cell cultures and the development of online monitoring techniques that use micro-membrane probes, microsensors, and multiphoton microscopy for monitoring cell metabolism and functions, tissue formation, and stem cell differentiation. A further area of interest is the study of the technology and underlining science in cryopreservation and vitrification to preserve living cells and engineered tissues, in order to ensure their off-the-shelf availability to clinicians. Finally, techniques are also being developed to enable the use of stem cells for drug and toxicology testing.

3D Medtech Conference organised by Jakajima focuses on applications of 3D printing in Health Care: medical implants, surgical guides, surgical instruments, medical devices and hearing aids. The conference will showcase the work of researchers and industry in the 3D Medtech Printing field and its applications, with a view to fostering closer ties and collaborations. The overall goal of this conference is to address both the technologies and the applications — from early technology development to downstream applications.

  • The conference is accredited by The Dutch Association for Technical Medicine with 4 (Continuing Medical Education) CME credits.
  • It is part of the 3D Medical Printing Series, which includes other related conferences: 3D Pharmaceutical Printing Conference, 3D Bioprinting Printing Conference and 3D Dental Printing Conference. We recommend you to take a look at the program of the other conferences as well, since there are also cross-disciplinary themes and topics – Combi tickets are also available if you are interested in attending in the other conferences as well. They are all accredited with 4 CME credits each.
  • During the roundtable discussion interaction between attendees and speakers will also be possible.

The following speakers will present (take a look at the complete program here):

Phil Smith, CEO, 4D Biomaterials, on “4D Biomaterials – so what’s new?”, Read more

Koen Willemsen, MD / 3D Specialist / Coordinator 3D UMCU, UMC Utrecht, on ‘How to implement 3D Printing in an Academic Hospital’

Jason Yu, Assistant Manager, The Hospital Authority Community Rehabilitation Service Support Center (CRSSC), Hong Kong

Session powered by Interreg 2 Seas 3DMed Project titled: 3D printed medical devices with affordability and accessibility:

Cathy Ye, Associate Professor, University of Oxford

Sandra Van Vlierberghe, Professor (BOF-ZAP), Ghent University

Amir Zadpoor, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor, Chaired Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics, Delft University of Technology

Helda Pahlavani, PhD Candidate, Delft University of Technology

Guido Groet, Chief Strategy Officer, Luxexcel – 3D printed lenses, on “Prescription Smart Glasses, where Medical Devices and Smart Tech converge”, Read more, Watch the interview

Alessandro Ricci, Managing Director, 3DIFIC

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