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SAE Media Group’s 5th Annual Conference
3D Cell Culture
February 09-10, 2022 | Virtual Conference
3D Cell Culture has gained increasing momentum in the pharmaceutical industry over recent years, with the global 3D Cell Culture market predicted to reach a value of $3.2 Billion by 2027, researchers globally are realising the growing potential of in vitro applications for drug discovery, predictivity and validation, safety and toxicity. 3D Cell Culture technology promises to offer increased translatability in models and reduce the costly rates of drug attrition in the discovery process -- heralding the next major advance in the discovery of pharmaceuticals.



Bioprinting offers a range of processing techniques that can have value in the repeatable production of 3D cell cultures. They offer new ways of processing cells in media or cells in gels which can be exploited to increase throughput and minimise culture size whilst retaining consistency.
However, to be of value bioprinting needs to integrate with the broader spectrum of 3D cell culture techniques. This workshop will outline the range of available bioprinting techniques and explore through case studies when and how bioprinting can best be applied and integrated for 3D cell culture.

• Understand the range of bioprinting techniques available and their capabilities
• Understand where bioprinting can fit in the development and use of physiological micro-models
• Case studies of the application of bioprinting for 3D cell culture
• Understanding when bioprinting can add value in 3D cell culture

Key Job Titles include Head of, Director, Manager of...

  • Complex in vitro models
  • Cell and molecular science
  • Disease models
  • Cell technology
  • Microphysiological systems
  • Microfluidics
  • Toxicology
  • Stem Cell Sciences
  • Tissue Engineering
  • High throughput screening
  • 3D Imaging

Previous attendees include:


University College London, GSK; Aixtron Ltd; AstraZeneca; BioLamina AB; Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG; Cellbox Solutions GmbH; Cellink; CN Bio Innovations Limited; DMPK; Durham University; Engitix Ltd; Enplas; EPO; European Patent Office; FabRx Ltd; Gadeta B.V.; Genentech; GlaxoSmithKline; GSK; Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation; Institute Pasteur; Lund University; Manchester BIOGEL; Medicines Discovery Catapult; Merck; Merck Healthcare KGaA; Merck KGaA; MHRA; Mimetas; MRC Harwell Institute; MRS Mammalian Genetics; NC3Rs; Newcastle University; Novartis Pharma AG; Novo Nordisk A/S; OpenCell ; Promega UK Ltd; Rousselot - gelatin; Sanofi Pasteur; Sartorius; TreeFrog Therapeutics; Unilever Research Laboratory; University College London; University Of Strathclyde; Viscofan S.A;


Workshop programme

13:30 Introduction to Bioprinting for 3D Cell Culture

Kenny Dalgarno

Kenny Dalgarno, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Newcastle University
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13:50 3D Bioprinting and Cell Culture Technology Platform at the Henry Royce Institute

Marco Domingos

Marco Domingos, Associate Professor, The University Of Manchester

14:10 3D Cell Culture using Regemat3Ds Customisable Bioprinter

Nathalie Lahet

Nathalie Lahet, International Business Developer, REGEMAT 3D

  • Different techniques for cells in gels and cells in media, including high cell density gels
  • Key features and limitations of the different techniques
  • The importance of biomaterials for 3D bioprinting


  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    14:45 Bioprinting onto precision cut liver slices for high throughput screening of therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma

    Amy Collins

    Amy Collins, PhD student, Newcastle University

  • Processes for physiological micro-model development
  • When and where to apply bioprinting
  • 15:05 Micro-valve Bioprinting with Transwells for Skin Equivalent and Osteoarthritis Models

    Mahid Ahmed

    Mahid Ahmed, Research Scientist, Alcyomics

  • Review of applications
  • Novel applications of 3D bioprinting for in vitro models and regenerative medicine
  • Outlook of 3D bioprinting for drug screening applications
  • 15:25 Group Discussion with Case Studies

    Kenny Dalgarno

    Kenny Dalgarno, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Newcastle University
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    15:45 Closing Remarks

    Kenny Dalgarno

    Kenny Dalgarno, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Newcastle University
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    Kenny Dalgarno

    Kenny Dalgarno

    Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Newcastle University

    Amy Collins

    PhD student, Newcastle University
    Amy Collins

    Kenny Dalgarno

    Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Newcastle University
    Kenny Dalgarno

    Kenny Dalgarno is Sir James Woodeson Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at Newcastle University, and is Deputy Director of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre, Deputy Director of the UK EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacture in Medical Devices, the Newcastle University lead investigator for the UK EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacture and 3D Printing. He researches in the area of additive manufacture and biofabrication, with an increasing emphasis on applications in biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine, with work supported by the EPSRC, the European Commission, Arthritis Research UK, the NC3Rs, and industry.

    Mahid Ahmed

    Research Scientist, Alcyomics
    Mahid Ahmed

    Marco Domingos

    Associate Professor, The University Of Manchester
    Marco Domingos

    Nathalie Lahet

    International Business Developer, REGEMAT 3D
    Nathalie Lahet


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