A bioprinting* master has been created by a partnership comprising 4 universities in 3 countries across 2 continents, namely the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Wollongong in Australia, the Utrecht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands and Würzburg University in Germany.
This 2-year university programme gives students qualified in “biofabrication” a Master’s Degree in Regenerative Medicine and Technology. Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher, head of research into biofabrication at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), explains that “graduates will be at the cutting edge of an industry in great demand given the world’s ageing population”.
* Bioprinting: all of the processes involved in imprinting organic tissues using living cells. Areas of interest include the reconstruction of human organs, the creation of micro biosensors and even gene transfer within cells.