Mending broken heart with “mini-hearts” and 3D bioprinters

06/30/2020 | English
Host: Dr Carmine Gentile, Assistant Professor and Group Leader at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Dr. Gentile will present his studies on how to better engineer the human heart microenvironment using patient-derived stem cells. Cardiac cells differentiated from iPSCs are co-cultured in personalised bioinks as vascularized cardiac spheroids (or “mini-hearts”). This allows the 3D bioprinting of heart tissues in biocompatible hydrogels with optimal cardiac cell viability and function.

Learn about:
– The typical features of the human heart microenvironment and how to better engineer it in vitro
– The generation of vascularized cardiac spheroids as bioinks
– 3D bioprinting of cardiac tissues at UTS in Sydney, Australia

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