Bio-printing of living cells for regenerative medicine
3D bio-printing is confronted with several challenges that currently hamper its large-scale deployment. Proposals should address most of the following activities:
- Design the best bio-printing strategy for at least one type of tissue thanks to a better understanding of the interconnections of the different cell types inside the chosen tissue or organ
- Develop or improve existing equipment able to print bio-constructs with higher resolution in a shorter time using various biomaterials and different cell types
- Cover all steps of the bio-printing suite, including cell collection, cell differentiation and expansion, imaging, modelling, bio-ink formulation, actual bio-printing, nutrient supply, process monitoring and cell-construct delivery at target site
- Scale-up the chosen bio-printing technology to a GMP-conform manufacturing process
- Combine different bio-printing technologies in order to obtain fully functional synthetic constructs of complex tissues or organs.
Total budget: 25 M€
Per project: 6-8 M €
Open: 26 October 2023, Single Stage
Deadline: 11 April 2024
More information: Pre-publication work programs Horizon Europe: Horizon Europe work programmes (europa.eu) see cluster 1 work program.