Symposium on 3D Printing for Life Sciences 2022

Wednesday 29th of June 2022 from 9:00 – 17:00

FHNW Campus Muttenz, Hofackerstrasse 30, 4132 Muttenz

The “3D Printing for Life Sciences” symposium is providing an insight into current state of the art of 3D Printing in various disciplines of Life Sciences. It offers a platform for stakeholders and researchers from pharmaceutical and medical device industry as well as interested clinicians to exchange themselves with dedicated experts in 3D Printing.

3D Printing – also known as “Additive Manufacturing” has been used in Life Sciences for several decades. It all started with simple surgical bone models almost 30 years ago and went over to 3D printed metal or ceramic implants in the recent decades as well as 3D bioprinting for tissue engineering.

But what comes next? What are upcoming applications in clinical daily routine, or in medical device industry? Could we someday print body parts like joints or even organs? Is Additive Manufacturing entering any other Life Sciences applications? What if the technology becomes cheaper and easier accessible? What if end-users become producers of medical devices? Do we face any specific legal problems?

Get this insight into “3D Printing for Life Sciences” at our symposium on 29. June 2022. The University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and the University Hospital Basel present in collaboration with this event at the School of Life Sciences in Muttenz.


Start Time TopicSpeaker
9h00 Opening: Welcome by Institute of medical Engineering and medical informatics FHNWErik Schkommodau, FHNW
9h10 Keynote “Future Vision in 3D printing for Life sciences”Mirko Meboldt, ETHZ
SessionBioprintingChairs: Maurizio Gullo / David Hradetzky
9h45Extending the biofabrication toolbox with Sound Induced MorphogenesisMarc Thurner, Mimix Biotherapeutics
10h05 Volumetric 3D printing for life sciences applicationsPaul Delrot, Readily3D
10h25Tools for organoid-based biofabricationGilles Weder, CSEM
10h453D nanoprinting of medical devices powered by ultrasoundSelman Sakar, EPFL
11h05Coffee Break
SessionMedical Device IndustryChairs: Ralf Schumacher / Daniel Seiler
11h353D printing processes in orthopaedic technology practicePeter Zender, ORTHO-TEAM
11h55The latest development of Ti64 lattice structures for medical devices using laser powder-bed and EBM technologiesMatthieu Petelet, GE Additive
12h15Mass personalizationVeronica Ceccato, Materialise
12h35Upcoming regulatory hurdles for personalized medical devices – impact on 3D printingRalf Schumacher, Medartis
12h55Meet our Sponsors – Short Presentations of supporting networks and organization
13h05 Networking Lunch & Exhibition
Session3D Print @ HospitalChairs: Florian Thieringer / Philipp Honigmann
14h10In-hospital additive manufactured individualized splints for conservative treatment of distal radius fracturesMarco Keller, KSBL
14h30The use of PoC 3D-printed models in liver surgeryAndres Heigl / David Dashti, KSBL
14h50Patient-specific implant manufacturing at the point of care – chances and challengesNeha Sharma / Stefan Leonhardt, USB / Kumovis
15h10Round-table with experts
15h30Coffee Break
SessionResearch-Session:3D Printing in Life Sciences
16h00Choosing inkjet technology means for additive manufacturingDomae Yoshinori, iPrint
16h203D printed microfluidic systems for the evaluation of biomaterials (TriMaBone)Oliver Riester, HS Furtwangen
16h40 Integration of advanced functions and process development for enabling materialsHervé Saudan, CSEM SA
17h00A smart textile as an alternative to plaster moldingCorentin Féry, FHNW
17h30Networking Apéro



Promotional video.
Impression of the Symposium (2019 Muttenz)
Impression of the Symposium (2019 Muttenz)
Steering Committee 2019