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3rd European Open-Source 3D Bioprinting Workshop

@ Universite de Technologie de Compiègne, France. Hosted by the Center for Biomedical Research and Translational Surgery

In this 3-day course, we will show you how to assemble your own 3D bio-printer using open-source technology. This will not only give you a deeper understanding of the technology, but also give you the tools you need to ensure proper maintenance, repair and upgrade of your 3D bio-printer for years to come.

The event is organized by the Medical University of Vienna. To facilitate access for our participants from Western Europe, the summer courses will be held in Compiègne, France. The winter courses will be held in Vienna in early December.

The 3D Patternator, designed by the 3D Bioprinting team at TUFTS University, Medford, USA, uses mechanical extrusion and allows to print ultra low viscous bioinks in high resolution by in-gel printing technique.

In several lectures and practical exercises, you will learn how to operate the printer correctly and print complex objects with Pluronic F127 as well as ECM hydrogels. These ECM hydrogels were developed at the CBMR of the Medical University of Vienna. The price of the course includes the 3D-Pattenator.v4 that you build.

About the Workshop

Learn to build and use the 3D Patternator, an advanced 3D bioprinter with open source technology using mechanical extrusion. 

Go through a series of lectures, hands on tutorials, and learn how to do high-resolution in-gel prints. 

You will take home your own 3D Pattenator that you built. Shipping is included. 


The Seminar includes 3 training sessions to build your 3D Bioprinter and three additional practical 3D Bioprinting training sessions.

When & Where

The workshop will run 11-13th December 2023. A 3 day course with a daily schedule of 9:00 am to 5 pm. The summer Workshop will take place at the Center for Biomedical Research and Translational Surgery.


Fees are 2850.- Euro per slot (includes one printer and one participant) plus 950.- for maximum one additional participant from the same team. 

The fee includes (per team) all materials to build a brand new 3D Pattenator, instructions and support, bioinks and support bath for training, food and drinks at the workshop venue, and one evening event for networking. 

Application timeline

Applications will be accepted until October 14. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 6 teams. The course will only take place if at least 4 teams have registered.

Link to registration on the Eventbrite Website

Past Event: 1st European Open Source 3D Bioprinting Workshop 2022