BIOMET4D researchers Jennifer Patterson and Jon Molina-Aldareguia from IMDEA Materials Institute, and Andrés Díaz Lantada from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) participate in the iMPLANTS-CM Open Innovation Workshop bringing together key players involved in medical additive manufacturing projects including BIOMET4D.
The workshop featured two main sessions. The morning was dedicated to the theme of Designing, Manufacturing and Empowering Smart Materials and included contributions from both Prof. Lantada on enhancing shape-morphing ability through metamaterials and mechanisms, and Prof. Molina-Aldareguia on the challenges and potentials of 4D printing with shape memoy alloys.
IMDEA Materials Institute and UPM are two of the project partners involved in the BIOMET4D project along with the University of Galway, University Hopsital Cologne, the Health Research Institute at Gregorio Marañon Hospital, Meotect GmbH and Aerosint.
The morning session also featured Prof. Silvia de la Flor López from Universitat Rovira I Virgili.
The afternoon saw IMDEA Materials’ Dr. Jennifer Patterson, leader of the BIOMET4D project expand on trends in organ-on-chip devices and in vitro tissue models, along with presentations from Dr. Mónica Echeverry Rendón (IMDEA Materials Institute), Prof. Marco Harmsen (University Medical Center Groningen) and Prof. Carmelo de Maria (University of Pisa).