Essential Skills of 3D Bioprinting: Processes and Applications

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


3D printing creates new opportunities in design and creation of advanced healthcare therapeutic solutions, from low-risk devices to high-risk implants and even bioprinting of tissues. Bioprinting is an emerging technology with the potential to create biomimetic tissue or organ. This course provides a comprehensive skills-based introduction of the technologies tailored for biotechnology and healthcare applications. 

The course pedagogy takes the following forms
1. Seminars/lectures on core topics on the process, materials and applications.
2. Implementation consideration and case studies
3. Hands-on experiment to process medical images and covert into 3D printable file. 
4. Lab demo, material formulation, cell visualization experiential learning in biological lab.

The training provides participants with:

1. Exposure to 3D printing process and their applications in the biomedical and biotechnology industry, focus on implementation consideration and case studies.
2. Gain overall understanding of bioprinting technologies, processes and principles.
3. Learn about software and data processing of medical images, segmentation and converting to printable 3D data.
4. Understand the key materials formulation requirement in bioprinting of cells. 
5. Experiential lab demo session including bioprinter operation, cell processing and data processing demonstration.

Day 1
• 3D printing process and their applications in the biomedical and biotechnology industry.
• Overall Bioprinting processes and principles. 
• Medical image processing hands-on session, individual mini-project on image processing for 3D printing. 
• Summary of day 1 

Day 2
• Biomaterials and hydrogels for 3D printing and bioprinting. 
• Case studies of bioprinted tissues and organ-on-chip applications. Latest trend in research and development. 
• Lab demo on bioprinting, material formulation, cell processing and cell visualization session 
• Assessments individual quiz 
• Summary discussion. 


The course is designed for various disciplines that includes researchers, clinician, Engineers, Consultants, regulatory experts, medtech device and machine developer, Process and Operators; covering industries for example but not limited to biomedical, biotechnology, biomaterials, food and healthcare industry. It is especially beneficial for participants who are new to these concepts, or non-engineering related professionals who wants to better understand the application of bioprinting for the future of healthcare purposes.

Standard Course Fee: S$1926.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)


  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click  here for more information. 
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Dr Yeong Wai Yee

Dr 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.