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3D Printing of Medical Devices and Tissues for the Future of Healthcare (Synchronous e-Learning)


3D printing creates new opportunities in design and creation of advanced healthcare therapeutic solutions. Rapid development of the technologies can be seen in various biomedical applications from low risk devices to high risk implants and even bioprinting of tissues. This course provides a comprehensive introduction of the technologies tailored for healthcare applications while addressing the critical regulatory requirement in 3D printing.

This course introduces the current landscape of 3D Printing, followed by specific discussion on 3D printed medical parts and bioprinting. The participants will learn about the overall qualification processes, materials and regulatory requirements in 3D printing of medical parts. This course also covers key elements such as software and data processing of medical images. A lab tour session is also included to encourage learning by experience.


Date(s): 28 to 29 May 2020
Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Venue: NTU Virtual Learning Environment
Closing Date:
14 May 2020
Course Fee: Standard: S$1712.00   View more
Registration fees inclusive of:
  • Light refreshments
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Prevailing GST
  • Course materials


1. Exposure to 3D printing process and their applications in the biomedical and biotechnology industry.

2. Gain overall understanding of bioprinting technologies

3. Learn about software and data processing of medical images

4. Understand materials, testing, and regulatory aspect in 3D printing of medical devices

5. Experiential session including printers and data processing demonstration


Day 1

1. Overview of 3D Printing processes and biomedical landscape.

2. Applications including biomodel medical parts such as scaffolds and implants for tissue engineering, medical devices and organ fabrication.

3. Materials and processes in 3D printing and Bioprinting.

4. Lab tour: Electron Beam Melting, Selective Laser Melting, Fused Deposition Modelling, Polyjet, Bioprinter.

Day 2

5. Workshop on 3D Bioprinting.

6. Lab tour to experience:

  • material viscosity
  • material formulation
  • bioprinting of soft material

7. Testing and regulatory aspect in 3D printing of medical devices.

8. Other biofabrication techniques.

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Lee, Jia Min

Dr Lee Jia Min received her BEng (Bioengineering) and PhD (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University in 2013 and 2018, respectively. Her PhD focused on designing printing strategies in 3D bioprinting for directing cell alignment. She is currently working on integrating bioprinted skin tissue model as replacement for animal testing. Other than bioprinting, she has experiences in 3D printing technologies such as fused deposition modeling, multi-material jetting and stereolithography. She has published 10 academic publications, 1 book chapter, and filed 2 patents. Her research interests lie in bioprinting, additive manufacturing, tissue engineering and biotechnology.

Yeong, Wai Yee

Active in 3D printing research since 2004, Professor Wai Yee Yeong has created multiple frontiers in 3D printing, taking the leads in 3D Bioprinting, electronics printing and metal printing research. Associate Prof Yeong Wai Yee is currently serving as Associate Chair (Students) at MAE NTU. She has been awarded with research grant in the order of >$10 million and her works have been featured on media such as CNA, the Straits Times and other media channels. Her portfolio includes serving as Programme Director (Aerospace and Defence) at Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), Program Director (3D Printing) at NTU-HP Digital Manufacturing Lab and Co-director of NTU Institute for Health Technologies.

Her research and innovation leadership is well-recognized internationally, serving as Technical Chair for international conferences and Associate Editor for top tier journal Virtual and Physical Prototyping. She has been shortlisted as the finalist for the 2019 Inaugural TCT-Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award for her overall achievement in 3D printing. She is one of the global finalists for the TCT award 2019. She has also been named as a finalist for Lush Prize (Science Category) in 2018 for her work in bioprinting of tissue models to replace animal testing.

She has filed more than 8 patents and know-hows, creating new processes, new metal alloy and new printable hydrogel. At scholarly front, she has co-authored 2 textbooks, 4 book chapters, 130 technical papers with >3100 citation and H-index of 29. She serves as the Associate Editor for international journal, Virtual and Physical Prototyping.

She received her BEng( 1st class Hons) and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Prior to joining NTU in 2013, she has industrial experiences in technical and supervisory functions in research and development, manufacturing and quality systems.

This course is suitable for all level of participants who are keen to gain overall understanding of the current progress of 3D printing for the future of healthcare. Job roles that may benefit from this course includes Manufacturing Engineers, 3D Product Engineers, Technical Managers, Production Engineers, Development Engineers.
Standard Course Fee S$1712.00
Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses1


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) 2


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)3


Workfare Training Support (WTS)4

Standard Course Fee $1712.00
Course fee payable after funding or subsidy, if eligible under various schemes
Course fee payable after Discount^

Group of 3 pax and above


NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students


NTUC Member

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