Learn how to build you own 3D bioprinter—and take it home, too!

This three-day hands-on workshop will introduce individuals and teams to 3D printing of soft and biological materials using open-source hardware developed by the Regenerative Biomaterials & Therapeutics Group at Carnegie Mellon University.

Attendees will learn how to assemble and operate an open-source 3D bioprinting platform; receive in-depth training on the FRESH 3D bioprinting technique; and connect to a growing network of researchers working to advance 3D printing of soft and biological materials.

The program includes keynote presentations from leading 3D bioprinting experts, tutorials related to the assembly and use of the 3D bioprinter, guided construction and testing of the 3D printers, as well as networking opportunities.

Learn more about the program and the bioprinter here.

The program will run December 16-18, 2019 with a tentative daily schedule of 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Participation fee:

  • $3000 for an individual participant plus $300 per additional participant from the same group (maximum of 4 participants from one group)
  • The fee includes all materials, instruction and support, one completed 3D bioprinter (per team), shipping of the bioprinter to the participant's home institution, lunch and snacks all three days of the workshop, and evening networking activities. 

Travel and overnight accommodations are not included. Recommendations in the area will be provided to the selected applicants once participation is confirmed.


Application and Timeline

Applications for the 3D Bioprinting Open Source Workshop will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 1, 2019. Selected applicants will be notified by November 6, 2019 and must respond to accept or decline the invitation to participate by November 11, 2019. Payment is due upon acceptance. Space is limited. Wait listed applicants will be notified of their status and extended invitations as space allows.

Participation is contingent upon receipt of a signed participation agreement and full payment.

Please submit only one application per team, lab, or research group. Selected applicants will be permitted to bring a maximum of 4 participants to the workshop.

Click here to apply.