The USU-4DBio3 Center is a five-year program funded by the Defense Health Program, with the purpose of promoting the development and application of advanced bioprinting, biofabrication, and biomanufacturing technologies for research pursuant to Department of Defense (DoD) priorities and ultimately for translation to clinical medical defense care and training solutions. The program is based at the Uniformed Services University (USU) on America’s Medical Campus in Bethesda, Maryland and represents a collaboration between USU, Geneva, the Naval Research Laboratory, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The USU-4DBio3 Center includes a 4,000 sq. ft. multi-tool facility and supports a broad array of research and education applications. This facility includes a biofabrication suite, tissue culture room, bioreactor and sensor facility, and medical/surgical simulation room. The capabilities present allow for military medical applications and translations to the fields of precision medicine, biomarker discovery, drug and vaccine development, medical technology validation, bio-sensors, environmental and occupational health, and regenerative medicine.
The USU-4DBio3 Center seeks like-minded research collaborators within DoD, and with other federal, industry, and academic institutions.