Mr. Shachar Sofer

Ariel University

Shachar Sofer is an MSc student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Ariel University. His current research focuses on developing and characterizing synthetic bio-supportive ink for 3D bioprinting (3DBP). The goal of his research is to develop platforms that combine 3DBP with microfluidics mimicking barrier tissue function. An example from the engineering of endometrial tissue biochip will be presented focusing on unique challenges and potential solutions that allow instantly interfacing 3DBP biological tissues with microfluidic support systems. This enables rapidly achieving physiological-like cell densities soon after bio-chip fabrication. The interfacing biomaterial technology presented is expected to provide an excellent platform for studying basic barrier tissue science and numerous related biomedical applications in the fields of disease modeling and drug screening.