(October 12, 2021) Webinar: Clinical Field MRI As A Measurement Instrument for 3D Printing and Bioprinting


Watch our webinar where Professor Marc-Andre Fortin presented about the 3D printing of hydrogels and hydrated substances that have been introduced in various fields of biomedical research including regenerative medicine, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, and medical physics.

However, one of the main challenges faced by 3D printing and bioprinting is geometrical conformity. In this presentation, studies requiring hydrogel 3D printing in the fields of ophthalmology, regenerative medicine, and medical physics, were described. MRI scanning procedures were developed and optimized for these specific applications.

The presentation highlighted the potential role of MRI in the development of more accurate, more precise 3D-printed hydrogel objects.

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About the Speaker (s)

Marc-André Fortin Ing., Ph.D.

Professor in Biomedical Engineering,

Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec

Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Prof. Marc-André Fortin is the head of the Biomaterials for Imaging laboratory at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec. He is a full professor at the Department of Mining, Metallurgy, and Materials Engineering at Université Laval. He is the founder and the manager of CR-CHUQ’s small-animal imaging platform mainly dedicated to the study of nano(bio)materials in vivo. Dr Fortin graduated at the Ph.D. level from Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Énergie et Matériaux and Postdoc from Uppsala and Linköping Universitie in Sweden. Dr. Fortin was awarded twice a Career Award from the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (Junior 1 and 2; 2008 – 2016).

His main research interests include the development of nano(bio)materials for imaging applications, new strategies to image the biodistribution of nanomaterials in vivo, additive manufacturing of biomedical polymers for enhanced visibility in biomedical imaging, as well as novel routes for radioactive nanoparticles synthesis. Dr. Fortin has published more than 60 papers, 3 book chapters, and 2 reviews in the field of nanomaterials for imaging. He holds several patents on novel nanoparticle synthesis routes by plasma technologies. Currently, his research lab is funded by NSERC, CIHR, CFI, FRQNT, IRSST, and NRCan. His lab participates in the NSERC-CREATE Polymer for drug delivery (POND) training network. At Université Laval since 2007, he has been involved in teaching materials analysis, biomedical imaging, and nanotechnology for biomedical applications.