European training network for development of personalized anti-infective medical devices combining printing technologies and antimicrobial functionality


The PRINT-AID SUMMER SCHOOL was organised in Warsaw Poland March 22nd-25th 2018.

Our Summer School was organised in connection to the 1st TERMIS-EU Workshop “3D Printing in Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering”

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'TERMIS-EU Workshop will bring together scientists, engineers, clinicians and industry to discuss recent achievements in the field of 3D printing in regenerative medicine with an emphasis on how new discoveries translate into improved clinical practice'
says Prof. Wojciech Swieszkowski, the conference chair and PRINT-AID member. 'The main focus will be on bone and cartilage regeneration; however, repair of soft tissues will be also presented.'


The TERMIS-EU workshop provided with insights into the state-of-the-art technologies, methods and biomaterials in 3D printing of biomimetic scaffolds and implants that stimulate desirable cellular responses and tissue regeneration. Additionally, the latest developments and future perspectives in the field of 3D bioprinting used to build 3D personalized living tissue/organs substitutes or models were discussed.

During the PRINT-AID Summer School PRINT-AID students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on sessions on 3D-printing and bioprintig. 'These sessions  provided participants opportunity to see the 3D printing and 3D bioprinting in action and to understand how these technologies might be used in engineering of musculoskeletal tissues', continues Prof. Swieszkowski. 


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PRINT-AID Summer School goes further beyond the theoretical lectures and hands-on training on 3D printing. During the last part of the Summer School our students designed their own 3D-printed medical device prototypes with functional characteristics as group work practice. Could you imagine a more comprehensive training package for PhD students on one of the most exciting disruptive technologies?

 We are excited about our programme - the final programme can be viewed here.

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