Science Week Activities at IMDEA Materials Institute highlight European projects

The BIOMET4D and BioImplant-ITN projects were well represented in the “Semana de la Ciencia” (Science Week) activities at IMDEA Materials Institute.

Predoctoral researchers Ángela Castro María from the Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine group (Dr. Jennifer Patterson) and Cillian Thompson from the Bio/Chemo/Mechanics of Materials group (Prof. Javier LLorca) led workshops on ‘Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering’ for 2 groups of students from the Colegio Retamar in Madrid.

They presented some concepts relating to the craniosynostosis application of the BIOMET4D project and the use of bioabsorbable materials for medical implant applications from the BioImplant-ITN project.

Then they used the workshop to explain and demonstrate the process of designing implants using computer-assisted design (CAD) models and fabricating them using additive manufacturing (3D printing) techniques.

The BIOMET4D project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under project number No 101047008, and the BioImplant-ITN project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 813869.

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