Place: FHNW, Gründenstrasse 40, 4132 Muttenz

Sébastien Meunier

Your contact person

Sébastien Meunier

Director Industrial Transformation and Entrepreneurship

Tel. +41 61 295 50 15



3D Printing for Life Sciences

3D Printing - also known as "Additive Manufacturing" has been used in Life Sciences for several decades. It all started with simple 3D printed surgical bone models almost 30 years ago and went over to 3D printed metal or ceramic implants in the recent decades. A novel emerging technology is BioPrinting, where living cells are stacked to build up tissue like structures or even organs for medical applications or drug discovery and testing. But what comes next? What are upcoming applications in clinical daily routine, or in medical device industry? Could we someday print body parts like joints or even organs? Is Additive Manufacturing entering any other Life Sciences applications? What if the technology becomes cheaper and easier accessible? What if end-users become producers of medical devices? Do we face any specific legal problems?

The “3D Printing for Life Sciences" symposium is providing an insight into current state of the art of 3D Printing in various disciplines of Life Sciences. It addresses above mentioned topics and questions and allows stakeholders and researchers from pharmaceutical and medical device industry as well as interested clinicians to exchange themselves with dedicated experts in 3D Printing.

Get this insight into “3D Printing for Life Sciences” at our symposium on July 4th 2017. The University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and the University Hospital Basel present in collaboration with this event at the School of Life Sciences, (Gründenstr. 40) in Muttenz, starting from 09:15.


09:15 Welcome by Falko Schlottig, Director School of Life Sciences, FHNW and Sébastien Meunier, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
09:30 Bioprinting (David Hradetzky)
09:30 3D Bioprinting for medical and biotechnological applications (Michael Gelinsky, TU Dresden)
10:00 Novel Bioinks for Cartilage Bioprinting (Marcy Zenobi-Wong, ETH Zurich)
10:15 Bioprinting for drug discovery and toxicology. (Laura Suter-Dick, FHNW)
10:30 Engineering of functional human skeletal muscle tissue for drug testing using 3D bioprinting (Hansjoerg Keller, Novartis)
10:45 Coffee break
11:00 Medical Device Industry (Ralf Schumacher)
11:00 3D printed medical devices - from past to present (Ralf Schumacher, FHNW)
11:30 Additive manufacturing of ceramics for biomedical applications (Daniel Bomze, Lithoz GmbH)
11:45 Individualized Implants – Are modelling solutions scalable? (Antonius Köster, Antonius Köster GmbH & Co. KG)
12:00 „Mass customization“ of Medical Devices – Challenges & Opportunities of 3D printing (Christoph Wienken, EOS GmbH)
12:15 Networking with lunch
13:30 Medical 3D Printing @ Hospitals (Florian Thieringer)
13:30 History of 3D Modeling in Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (J. Thomas Lambrecht, University of Basel)
14:00 Patient Specific Implants and Guides in Orthopedic Oncology (Andreas Krieg, University Children's Hospital Basel)
14:15 Hospital-based Medical 3D Print Labs – A multidisciplinary approach (Philipp Brantner, University Hospital Basel)
14:30 Physicians, Engineers and Quality Managers – Stakeholders in Medical 3D Printing (Martin Herzmann, Materialise Medical)
14:45 Coffee break
15:15 Roundup-Session: Printing for Life Sciences - Quo Vadis? (David Hradetzky)
15:15 New European Regulation (MDR) and its impact on 3D printed, patient specific devices (Hansjörg Riedwyl, ISS AG)
15:35 Continuous Bioprocesses with 3D printed bioreactors (Wolfgang Riedl, FHNW)
15:55 Roundtable: "Quo Vadis?" (Michael Gelinsky, Antonius Köster, Hansjörg Riedwyl, Ralf Schumacher, Laura Suter-Dick, Florian Thieringer, Erik Schkommodau (Moderation))
16:30 Networking Apéro


Please register via the registration link on the right hand side no later than June 29th, 2017.


The '3D Printing for Life Sciences Symposium' was granted 6 CME credits by the Swiss Society of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (SSOMFS).

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