This year’s Biofabrication conference offered an innovative and comprehensive 3-day program emphasizing the latest in biofabrication methods, materials, and technologies, their impact on medicine and, ultimately, patients.
Organized by the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) in collaborations with Professor Jos Malda’s ISBF (International Society for BioFabrication) ,the 2016 edition of the conference organized attracted a record number of participants from across the globe, offering over 320 invited lectures and scientific presentations covering all aspects of biofabrication.
Aligned with the goals of ISBF, this year’s conference continued to emphasize the importance of the education and training of young investigators by promoting a variety of special scientific, social and networking activities crucial to shaping next-generation leaders in the field.
As a further point of interest, all major low cost bioprinter manufacturers – Cellink, BioBots and Rokit – were present, along with high-end bioprinter manufacturer RegenHU. A special industry sessions provided all participants up-to-date information on new tools and innovative products currently available for research. The next edition will take palce at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, on October 29th to November 1st 2017.
“I would like to thank the Board Members and Awards Committee of the ISBF, Conference Scientific Advisory Board, Plenary and Keynote Speakers and Session Chairs for their support and contributions toward making this an enlivening and stimulating conference.” said James J. Yoo, MD, PhD and 2016 Conference Chair.
“I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to the Conference Organizing Committee and the Team Members of WFIRM for their dedication and commitment in putting together a stellar program and activities – he added. Finally, special thanks to our Conference Sponsors, Exhibitors, Endorsing Organizations and Supporters for all their support and critical participation. I hope this conference will further interactions across sectors and continents, and that all enjoy the stimulating environment of science, networking and socializing, as well as experiencing “Southern Hospitality” in the heart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.”
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