James Yoo
James J. Yoo, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Winston-Salem,
North Carolina, U.S.A
Email: jyoo@wakehealth.edu

Biography:

Dr. Yoo is a surgeon and researcher. He is currently a Professor, Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), and is cross-appointed to the Departments of Urology, Physiology and Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Yoo's research efforts have been directed toward the clinical translation of tissue engineering technologies and cell-based therapies. Dr. Yoo's background in cell biology and medicine has facilitated the transfer of several cell-based technologies from the bench-top to the bedside. A few notable examples of successful clinical translation include the bladder, urethra, vagina, and muscle cell therapy for incontinence. Dr. Yoo has been a lead scientist in the bioprinting program at WFIRM, and has been instrumental in developing skin bioprinting and integrated tissue and organ printing systems for preclinical and clinical applications.


Abstract:

3D Bioprinting for Translational Applications

While techniques developed for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications have had initial successes in building a number of tissues clinically, challenges still exist in developing complex tissue systems. 3D bioprinting has emerged as an innovative tool that enables rapid construction of complex 3D tissue constructs with precision and reproducibility. This developing field promises to revolutionize the field of medicine addressing the dire need for tissues and organs suitable for surgical reconstruction. In this session, novel and versatile approaches to building tissue constructs using 3D bioprinting technology will be discussed. Clinical perspectives unique to 3D bioprinted tissue structures will also be discussed.


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  September 15, 2017