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2018 B.C. Tech Summit Features 3d Printed Neural Tissue That Could Fight Brain Diseases

By May 15, 2018No Comments

The largest technology conference in Western Canada is returning is Vancouver — and one of this year’s displays is straight out of a science fiction novel.

Beginning Monday and taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the three-day B.C. Tech Summit will showcase new technology that can change industries.

Conference speakers include Premier John Horgan and federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains.

The University of Victoria is sending a team of researchers to present their newest innovations in the fields of health, clean energy and environmental stewardship.

One researcher, Dr. Stephanie Willerth, a biomedical engineer, is working toward using 3D printers to create living, functioning human neural tissue.

“The long-term goal is to engineer replacements for diseased or damaged tissue,” said Willerth.