Numerous efforts are underway to promote interdisciplinary research in regenerative medicine. In regenerative medicine the ultimate goal should be to help patients which have damaged their tissues via an accident or are impacted by a disease. Our interdisciplinary team has been very successful regenerating tissues and restoring function in patients which had large bone defects due to removal of tumors or bone infections applying 3D printing technologies. Distinguished Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher showcases in this talk how one walks the talk to orchestrate an interdisciplinary team in which everybody will be able to learn naturally the required competences vital for future generations to make the impossible possible; – in the presented patient case the regeneration of a long bone defect of a young father.

Distinguished Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher is a biomedical engineer, an educator, an inventor, and a creator of intellectual property. He directs the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and the ARC Training Centre in Additive Bio manufacturing at QUT. His interdisciplinary team of researchers include engineers, molecular & cell biologists, material scientist, polymer chemists, clinicians, and veterinary surgeons. DProf Hutmacher is an internationally recognized leader in the fundamental science of biomaterials and tissue engineering & regenerative medicine. He also has an outstanding track record in translating applied research into intellectual property and commercialization portfolios. He has converted a bone tissue engineering concept from the laboratory through to clinical application involving in vitro experiments, preclinical studies and ultimately clinical trials.

His recent breast tissue engineering research efforts have resulted in traditional scientific/academic outputs as well as pivotal commercialisation outcomes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at