WP 4. Bioprinting
Bioprinting, i.e. printing material containing cells, has long been discussed as a means to print organs. We would like to take advantage of this method to print model systems of tissues and organs for evaluation of new materials and implants (rather than printing for implantation). We see an opportunity to develop better 3D tumor models, as the current ones often suffer from poor reproducibility. With 3D bioprinting we could create highly reproducible tumor constructs from clinically relevant cancer cell lines in physiological matrices. This is also in agreement with the 3Rs principles (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal research).
Work package leader: Assoc. Prof. Johan Kreuger, UU
Research activity group: Assoc. Prof. Johan Kreuger, Prof. Jöns Hilborn, Assoc. Prof. Jonas Lindh, Dr. Rodrigo Hernández Vera, Assoc. Prof. Anna Dimberg, Assoc. Prof. Olof Idevall, Torben Thölix