In the past decade, 3D-printing technology has exploded. One area of huge potential is 3D-bioprinting, where living cells are printed into tissue, bone and potentially one day, entire organs. Dr Khoon Lim of the University of Otago, Christchurch, will explain why he and his colleagues are among the best in the world in this emerging field of medicine and about the special ink they have invented and are selling internationally to others trying to print blood vessels, bone and human tissue.
Dr Khoon Lim is a biomedical engineer with specialization in polymer chemistry (PhD awarded 2014). His research focus is on adopting a class of polymers known as hydrogels as tissue engineering matrices for a variety of applications.More About Dr Khoon Lim