This week IBEC is taking part in the Youth Mobile Festival (YOMO) of the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, with an interactive stand about bioengineering for cardiac regeneration.
Members of the Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies group, Soledad Pérez, Jesús Ordoño and Gerard Rubí, will explain the research carried out to regenerate the heart using biodegradable and bioactive materials. With the aid of a 3D pen, attendees will be able to replicate one of the techniques that are used for research in this area.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to examine some tissue samples made with IBEC’s 3D bioprinter using a microscope.
YOMO, with 1200 hours of live theatre shows, interactive workshops, and dozens of hands-on activities, is expected to attract up to 20,000 10-16 year olds from across Catalonia and Spain.