GABOR FORGACS
ORGAN PRINTING

Organ printing on demand? Dr. Forgacs is creating a new future in tissue engineering.

Gabor Forgacs is a theoretical physicist turned bioengineer turned innovator-entrepreneur. He is the George H. Vineyard Professor of Biological Physics at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Executive and Scientific Director of the Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson University. He is the author of more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 5 books. With his team, he is building living structures of prescribed shape and functionality using bioprinting, a novel tissue engineering technology he pioneered.  

 

He has been recognized by numerous awards and citations. In particular, he was named as one of the “100 most innovative people in business in 2010” by FastCompany. In addition to his scientific and business pursuits, he is actively involved in policy issues on translational research in particular in modernizing the US university innovation and technology transfer system.

Organ Printing: State of the Art

As a pioneer in tissue engineering and organ printing, in his talk Gabor takes the audience on a fascinating journey into bio-printing and entrepreneurship; covering the present and the future of bio-printing of human organs, meat and leather; “cultured” vs “in-vitro” vs “Frankenstein” meat. He helps answer the question: when may we be able to order human organs on demand?"

Speaking topics

Bio-printing of Human Organs

Meat and Leather

“Cultured” vs “In-vitro” vs “Frankenstein” Meat

No-kill Animal Products

TED: BIOPRINTING HUMAN TISSUE COULD LEAD TO IMMORTALITY
TED MED: GABOR FORGACS

Biofabrication is a practical guide to the novel, inherently cross-disciplinary scientific field that focuses on biomanufacturing processes and a related range of emerging technologies. The book introduces readers to cell printing, patterning, assembling, 3D scaffold fabrication, cell/tissue-on-chips as a coherent micro-/nano-fabrication toolkit. 

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