OCTOBER 2019
From 4th to 6 th of October  Michał Wszoła, MD, PhD participated in the 23rd Diabetes Symposium. In a scientific session devoted to new unconventional methods of diabetes treatment, he gave two speeches:
– Preclinical 3D bioprinting program for bionic pancreas with living cells.
– Beta cell transplantation into the gastric mucosa.
From 17th to 19th of October we participated in the 14th Congress of the Polish Transplant Society. Our scientists gave two presentations and presented four posters with research results. One of our works – Towards 3D bioprinting of bionic pancreas: the effect of UV crosslinking on pancreatic islets after the bioprinting process – has been awarded a prize! Once again we share our knowledge and experience in a great group.
SEPTEMBER 2019

From 15th to 18th of September our PhD student Patrycja Kowalska took part in the largest European congress on transplantology (ESOT) in Copenhagen. During the event she gave three oral speeches and presented our research results in the form of a poster. We are proud that once again we can exchange experiences with the most eminent scientists and talk about our achievements.

From 15th to 18th of September our PhD student Patrycja Kowalska took part in the largest European congress on transplantology (ESOT) in Copenhagen. During the event she gave three oral speeches and presented our research results in the form of a poster. We are proud that once again we can exchange experiences with the most eminent scientists and talk about our achievements.

July 2019

On July 24th, Michał Wszoła MD, PhD, presented the results of our research at a conference in New York. The event was organized by the world’s largest Foundation dealing with financing diabetes research – JDRF. The conference was attended by world-famous experts in the field of 3D bioprinting and its application in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The invitation is a great honour for the whole team, as well as confirmation of the phenomenon of the bionic pancreatic project.

On 02-05 July, members of the scientific team participated in the 17th World Congress organized by the International Pancreas Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) in France. During the session “(Bio)artificial pancreas and stem cells” we presented the results of our research five times! Topics of the speeches:

1. Towards 3D-bioprinting of bionic pancreas: influence of the bioink composition during 3D bioprinting of pancreatic scaffolds on the functionality and viability of pancreatic islets.
2. Towards 3D-bioprinting of bionic pancreas: the effect of time of UV crosslinking on pancreatic islets after the bioprinting process.
3. Towards 3D-bioprinting of bionic pancreas: effect of pressure on the viability of pancreatic islets.
4. Pancreas decellularization protocol – balance between low DNA concentration and structural damage as a condition of successful recellularization.
5. The influence of the flow of detergent and donors characteristic on the extracellular matrix composition after human pancreas decellularization. We are proud that once again we could exchange experiences with the most eminent scientists and disseminate information about the bionic pancreas project.

June 2019

On 01-05 June the laboratory Manager and the President of the Foundation participated in the American Transplant Congress in Boston. It is the largest annual transplant congress organized by the American Society of Transplant Surgery (ASTS) and the American  ransplant Society (AST). The Congress provides participants with an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in research and provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and practices in the field of transplantology. During the event, laboratory Manager Marta Klak PhD presented two posters:

  1. Towards 3D-Bioprinting of Bionic Pancreas: Effect of Pressure on the Viability of Pancreatic Islets.
  2. Balance between Low DNA Concentration and Structural Damage of Extracellular Matrix during Recellularization Procedure as a Key to Successful Recellularization.

During the Congress, Joanna Prockiw, President of the Foundation, talked about the commercialization of the presented result of the research.

MAY 2019

On 27-31 May, members of the scientific team took part in the TERMIS EU 2019 conference on the Greek island Rhodes. The main theme of the event was the use of tissue engineering in modern medical therapies. During this multi-panel conference, the team participated in many lecture sessions on angiogenesis, neovascularization, stem cell use, new biomaterials and different ways of bioprinting. Participation in the event is not only a great opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge with scientists from all over Europe, but also to establish contacts with leading companies involved in the creation of bioprinters and components used in 3D bioprint.

April 2019

The project of 3D bioprinting of bionic pancreas received the Gold Leader in Healthcare 2019 in the Innovative Ideas category. It was the 13th edition of the prestigious competition organized by the Open Healthcare System (OSOZ).

March 2019

On March 14th we printed the world’s first prototype of the bionic pancreas with vascular system. At the moment, our bionic pancreas consists exclusively of animal pancreatic alpha and beta islets producing glucagon and insulin, submerged in a special biological bioink that is supposed to imitate the natural place of existence in the pancreas. Around the pancreatic islets we managed to print the vascular system, to which we connected an active flow. We put the printed pancreas in the bioreactor. We have also done an MRI and CT to assess our prototype from the inside. The results of these studies have shown that we have reproduced all the vessels exactly as we designed them in a computer program.

January 2019

At the EPITA conference – European Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association in Austria we received the award for the best poster. The awarded material concerned the influence of UV radiation on the degree of DNA destruction. In addition,  Michał Wszoła MD, PhD was invited to conduct workshops for young scientists on the isolation and transplantation of pancreatic islets. We are proud to have appreciated our research, knowledge and experience.

November 2018

On 8-10 November Michał Wszoła MD, PhD took part in the Asian Transplantation Week in Seoul, where he presented five papers and three posters. Active participation in ATW 2018 is a great honor for the team working on the project of bionic pancreas.

October 2018

The project of the bionic pancreas won second prize in the prestigious Golden Scalpel competition organized by Puls Medycyny, which has been held for 10 years.

On 11-13 October at the Basic Science in Transplantation Meeting 2018 in Rotterdam, Marta Klak PhD presented the results of our research on the impact of 3D printing in alginate on the functionality and vitality of pancreatic islets.

On October 22nd we had the pleasure to take part in the seminar Innovations in Diabetology in Katowice. Michał Wszoła MD, PhD, invited as an expert, gave a lecture on 3D printing of organs – fiction or reality? The project of the bionic pancreas aroused great interest.

september 2018

Between 24.09-26.09 Marta Klak PhD, Ewa Buczek and Sabina Urban participated in 9th International NICE_EPITA “Islet – beta Cell Replacement Workshop” in Milan. The conference enabled our scientists to deepen their practical knowledge of pancreatic islets isolation and decellularization

July 2018
In June, the Foundation of Research and Science Development conducted the #helpUsMoveOurWorkForward action to raise funds for the purchase of Cellink’s highly specialized 3D BioX printer. In less than a month, we managed to raise funds for the purchase of a printer, which appeared in the Foundation’s laboratory on 9th July. This is the first printer of this type in Poland. This will allow us to speed up work on the bionic pancreatic bioprinting project.

 

At this stage of work, a highly specialized 3D printer was necessary, thanks to which pancreatic petals can be printed in sterile conditions.

June 2018

On June 28th, another meeting of the Bionic Consortium took place, during which the previous stages of the bionic pancreas project as well as further progress of works were discussed. The partner of the meeting was the company Biokom.

On 13-16 June, the scientific and engineering team took part in a conference and workshops in Belgium on the application of 3D printing technology in medicine. During the lectures we learned about clinical applications of 3D printing. In particular, we were interested in information about the creation of digital 3D models of organs and vascular system and information on how to obtain them from the results of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. We also had the opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the ready-made prints made for institutions in the medical industry. Such as: surgical templates, anatomical models of unusual cases and personalized dentures of bones and joints. The training ended with a visit to the headquarters of Materialise, where we had the opportunity to see how the whole process of designing and producing 3D printouts for medical applications is proceeding.

On June 2-6, our envoys: Michał Wszoła MD, PhD, Marta Serwańska – Świętek PhD and dr. Andrzej Berman took part in the American Transplant Congress in Seattle. Our team has received two “orders of distinction” awards for their work: Pancreas Decellularization Protocol – Comparison of Methods (also winner of Best in Congress Posters) and Changes in Gene Expression of Selected Genes in Patient with Type 1 Diabetes in Peripheral Blood. We’re proud of it!

MAY 2018

In May, Marta Klak PhD went to the Netherlands to the Transplant Clinic of the University of Leiden. Under the watchful eye of the head of the clinic, Professor Elco Koning, she had the opportunity to exchange experiences and gain new knowledge in the field of biology and transplantation of pancreatic islets.

On May 7-8, our representatives: Michal Wszola MD, PhD, Marta Serwańska-Świętek PhD and Marta Klak PhD participated in Key Opinion Leaders on Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells workshops at Harvard Medical School. It is a dose of knowledge for us and, above all, a forum for the exchange of experiences with world-class scientists.

MARCH 2018

The scientific and engineering team of the Foundation on 22-23 March took part in a series of lectures and workshops “3D Printing in Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering” organized by the Warsaw University of Technology and an organization associating scientists involved in the work related to 3D printing. During the lectures, the latest research in the field of 3D bioprinting conducted in the largest scientific centers around the world was presented. Our team was most interested in research on the composition of bioinks and growth of in-vivo vessels in implanted flakes produced using 3D printing. At the end of the training we took part in workshops on the use of Cellink printer and Siemens NX software, which is used to create and edit 3D models.

January 2018

We participated in the International Congress 8th EPITA Symposium & 37th AIDPIT Workshop on pancreatic islets, where we could exchange experiences. Michał Wszoła led one of the main sessions of the Congress. They clearly appreciate our efforts in Europe. We also have a 3D printer in our lab.

december 2017

Together with our Consortium member, Warsaw University of Technology, we can boast a printed petal of pancreatic islets. Professor Wojciech Święszkowski and Joanna Idaszek PhD put a lot of effort into this.

November 2017

The work goes on and on. We are currently improving the procedure of isolating pancreatic islets. COBE perfectly cleanses pancreatic isets

October 2017

On October 3, 2017, the 2nd Meeting of Consortium members took place to discuss the implementation of the next stages of the project of bionic pancreas. The consortium had a great pleasure at this meeting to host Prof. Elco Koning – Head of Transplant Clinic at the University of Leiden, President of the European Pancreas and Islets Transplant Association (Epita) and Dr. Engelse Marten. We also had a very interesting meeting with Professor Moskalewski, a man who isolated pancreatic islets for the first time in the world in 1966.

June 2017

We supplement the laboratory equipment and have even had our first success. We’ve isolated 1 million 60,000 pancreatic islands. We started with 11,000!

May 2017

Let’s get down to business. First research in our new lab. Our team  Michał Wszoła and Andrzej Berman participated in the American Transplant Congress in Chicago. They had the pleasure of visiting Professor Witkowski.

April 2017

We’re beginning to fit out the laboratory with the necessary equipment. We have a lot of work ahead of us!

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