6th Symposium on 3D Printing for Life Sciences

Friday 6th of September 2024 from 9:00 – 17:00 FHNW Campus Muttenz

FHNW, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Hofackerstrasse 30, 4132 Muttenz

Steering Committee

Florian Thieringer, Philipp Honigmann, Ralf Schumacher, Neha Sharma, Daniel Seiler, Valentina Basoli, Maurizio Gullo, Sébastien Meunier

Arrival by car

At the Hagnau junction on the A2 motorway take the A18 towards Delémont then leave by the Muttenz-Nord exit. At the ‘Pantheon’ turn left into Hofackerstrasse. 232 parking spaces are available on Hofackerstrasse (the car park is located on the right-hand side just before the campus). Payment can be made using the FH Card or cash.

Parking spaces on the south side of the campus are available for persons with a mobility impairment.
More than 50 covered motorcycle parking spaces are available on the west side of the campus (ramp to basement 1)

Arriving by public transport

The FHNW Muttenz Campus is well served by public transport:

From Muttenz railway station
A six-minute or so walk via Hofackerstrasse (Attention: The footpath across Grenzacherstrasse and through Campus Park is temporarily closed)

By bus
Bus 46 (from/to Kleinhüngingen) or 47 (from/to Bottmingen) to the “Fachhochschule” stop, then a two-minute walk

From the ‘Zum Park’ tram stop in Muttenz
Tram 14 from Basel and Pratteln, then a 10-minute or so walk via Zwinglistrasse and Kriegackerstrasse.


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.

The Steering Committe

3D Printing – also known as “Additive Manufacturing” has been used in Life Sciences for several decades. It all started with simple 3D printed 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 6th of September 2024. The University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and the University Hospital Basel present in collaboration with BaselArea.swiss this event at the FHNW in Muttenz.

  • Bioprinting (Chairs: Maurizio Gullo, Valentina Basoli)
  • Medical Device Industry (Chairs: Ralf Schumacher, Daniel Seiler)
  • 3D Print @ Hospital (Chairs: Neha Sharma)
  • Research-Session: Pitching Contest 3D Printing in Life Sciences (Chairs: Ralf Schumacher)