Biofabrication research at the University of Bayreuth is interdisciplinary: Biotechnology, engineering, materials science, polymer chemistry and cell biology are involved.
The Keylab “Adaptive Biomanufacturing” of the Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI) supports this work with state-of-the-art 3D processing as well as analytical microscopy technologies.
In the Transregio Collaborative Research Center TRR225 “From the fundamentals of biofabrication towards functional tissue models”, the universities of Bayreuth, Erlangen-Nuremberg and Würzburg have joined forces to form a powerful alliance. The research work on cardiac muscle tissue exhibited in the museum is also embedded in this cooperation.
The biofabrication exhibit at the Deutsches Museum Nürnberg, consisting of a bioreactor (left), a microscopy station with samples of heart muscle tissue (center) and a 3D printer (right). Photo: © Deutsches Museum Nürnberg.