Category Archives: University College Dublin

University College Dublin’s Naiad receives Start-Up of the Year Award for 3D bioprinting technology

Naiad, a UK-based 3D biotechnology company, has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2018 Start-Up of the Year Award. The company also received a €32,000 prize fund, as part of the 2018 UCD Venture Launch Accelerator Programme. As one of six emerging UCD start-ups, Naiad is developing a novel liquid-based 3D bioprinter that helps researchers fabricate […]

UCD opens $25.7 million advanced manufacturing research center with 3D printing focus

The I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Center for 3D printing and digital technologies has been opened at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. The facility has been created at a cost of €22.2 million ($25.7 million) provided by the government-backed Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry stakeholders. Commenting on the launch Heather Humphreys, Ireland’s Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, said, “Innovation […]

ETH Zürich 3D printable “Flink” creates proactive bacterial microfactories

Bacteria grows in water-based hydrogels in a similar wold to mold that appears on the top of a forgotten cup of coffee. However, with a more solid consistency than coffee, hydrogels provide microbes with a structure, allowing them to multiply into more complex, three-dimensional shapes. Though the organisms would typically be unwelcome at any breakfast […]