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2019 Manufacturing Needs for Biofabrication of Engineered Tissues and Organs
Raw Materials and Supply Chain Challenges

Monday April 15, 8:00am-5:00pm
Meridian Ballrooms, Graduate Minneapolis

Breakthroughs in cell technologies, materials science, and biofabrication methods, particularly 3D bioprinting, have laid a foundation for large-scale manufacturing of tissues and tissue-related products. Attendees of this conference will learn from industry and academic experts on what will be needed to bring biofabrication from its current prototype stage to reproducible, manufactured tissue products in the future. Short talks, discussions, and brainstorming sessions will include topics covering raw materials, supply chain challenges, and others. Two concurrent afternoon sessions offer choices in industry-related talks, and the symposium sponsored by the UMN Stem Cell Institute and College of Science & Engineering.

Meeting Organizers:

  • Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Director, UMN 3D Bioprinting Facility
  • Markus Reiterer, Sr. Prin. Materials Scientist, Medtronic
  • Mary Clare McCorry, Director, Technology & Process Development, ARMI-BioFabUSA
  • Susan Keirstead, Administrative Co-Director, UMN Stem Cell Institute
  • Timothy O'Brien, Leadership Team, UMN Stem Cell Institute
  • Chun Wang, UMN Biomedical Engineering



7:00 - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 am Welcome: Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Director, UMN 3D Bioprinting Facility
8:05 - 8:50 am Keynote Presentation:
"3D Bioprinting of Living Tissues and Organs"
Dr. Ibrahim Ozbolat, Penn State University
8:50 - 9:20 am Dr. Jamal Rushdy, CEO, Collagen Solutions
9:20 - 9:50 am Dr. Joy Aho, Sr. Project Manager for Cell & Gene Therapy, BioTechne Corp.
9:50 - 10:10 am Break
10:10 - 10:40 am Dr. James Dutton, Director, Cell Reprogramming Core Facility, UMN Stem Cell Institute
10:40 - 11:10 am "Standardized Cellular Raw Materials for Biofabrication"
Dr. Tim Olsen, Sr. Scientist, RoosterBio
11:10 - 11:40 am Dr. Eric Ross, Global Strategic Alliances Leader for Cell & Gene Therapy, Thermo Fisher

11:40 - 1:15 pm Lunch and Poster Session (lunch is included with registration)


Engineering/Stem Cell Institute Session

Industry Session

Register for this portion ONLY
1:15 - 2:00 pm Keynote:
Dr. Joyce Wong, Boston University
Keynote: To Be Announced
2:00 - 2:30 pm Dr. Beau Webber, UMN Medical School Break-Out Work Group
2:30 - 3:00 pm "Strategies for 3D Bioprinting of Cardiac Tissue Mimics"
Dr. Brenda Ogle, UMN Biomedical Engineering
3:00 - 3:20 pm Break
3:20 - 3:50 pm Dr. Jop van Berlo, UMN Medical School Break-Out Work Group
3:50 - 4:20 pm "Using Autologous iPSC-RPE as a Tool for Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration"
Dr. Deb Ferrington, UMN  Medical School
4:20 - 4:50 pm Dr. John Bischof, Director, UMN Institute for Engineering in Medicine
4:50 - 5:00 pm Poster awards & Closing remarks


Bob Gabler

Ibrahim Ozbolat
Penn State University

Bob Gabler

Joyce Wong
Boston University


Early Bird Registration Rate: $250.00
UMN Faculty/Staff: $100
Student/Trainee Registration Rate: $75.00
UMN Student/Trainee: FREE

For event questions, contact Emily Kukacka (

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

$3k, $5k and $10K Levels

Make Sponsorships payable to: Regents of the University of Minnesota
Send to "Attn: Erinn Barclay Dept of Pediatrics MMC 391 Mayo 8391A
420 Delaware St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455"

"Manufacturing Biofabrication Meeting 2019" should be indicated in the memo


PDIC Bio-Techne Bio-Techne CSE CSE

Supported by the Design of Medical Devices Conference

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