Optical Imaging / Quality Assurance in Tissue Engineering and 3D Cell Cultivation – Needs and Requirements

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Tokyo Women’s Medical University (TWMU), Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, supported by JETRO

Optical Imaging in the Biophotonics market is of growing significance. It is expected to expand additionally over the next years with: The importance of improved imaging modalities in the areas of Optical Quality Assurance and Inline-Monitoring lead to increased demands for an appropriate technical support. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) can make valuable contributions here.
OCT is an imaging technique that can measure non-destructive tomographic depth information in transparent and semi-transparent tissue and cell cultures with a resolution of a few micrometers.

About the workshop

The workshop "Optical Imaging / Quality Assurance in Tissue Engineering and 3D Cell Cultivation – Needs and Requirements" provides trends in Quality Assurance and basic knowledge about the functionality of OCT and selected functional extensions, combined with their most popular applications in biophotonic imaging. In addition to the technical aspects of the imaging modalities, the workshop addresses the needs and requirements of the Biophotonics industry as a targeted result of this workshop.

The workshop also deals with suitable technical solutions and supports the establishing of new partnerships and new projects.

Suitable for

Companies operating in the fields of regenerative medicine, 3D cell culture, laboratory automation and related technologies, such as imaging, analysis, processing.

Key facts

  • Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m. CET
  • Participation fee: free of charge
  • Language: English
  • Location: Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) Hall, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • Address: Ark Mori Building, 7F, 12-32, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-6006 Japan
  • Map location: View here.


ABMES is located in the “Tokyo Women’s Medical University-Waseda University Joint Institution for Advanced Biomedical Sciences (TWIns)”, which was jointly founded by Tokyo Women’s Medical University and Waseda University. In TWIns, the facilities and environment are prepared for both universities to jointly develop research and education in advanced biomedical sciences.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, headquartered in Germany, is the world’s leading organization for applied research. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 75 institutes and research institutions with 29.000 employees. Fraunhofer IPT is renowned for new approaches for production automation in also Regenerate Medicine (focus: tissue engineering).

Both partners collaborate in the field of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering.


4:00 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
4:10 p.m.
Introduction of attendees
4:20 p.m. Imaging in Tissues Engineering/ 3D Cell Cultivation: Trends and Open Issues
Enno Hachgenei, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
4:40 p.m. Introduction of OCT: Technology and Application Potential
Enno Hachgenei, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
5:00 p.m. Perfusable vascular tree like construction in 3D cell-dense tissues using artificial vascular bed
Yusuke Tobe, Assistant Professor School of Creative Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
5:15 p.m. Discussion: Imaging and quality assurance in Biophotonics – requirements and possible solutions
5:45 p.m. Discussion and Conclusion
5:55 p.m. Closing Remarks
Enno Hachgenei, Michael Witte, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT