Bioprinting, a technology that emerged from open source communities, has the potential to improve medical science.
Luis Rodriguez-Lorenzo received a BS in chemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He completed his doctoral studies in the field of biomaterials with a project entitled “Synthesis, processing and properties of calcium phosphate ceramics with clinical interest.” He received his doctoral degree in 1999 from the Complutense University of Madrid. Later he was hired by Monash University, in Victoria, Australia, to carry out projects promoting the osseointegration of total hip prostheses by chemical modification of their coatings and for the preparation of supports for tissue engineering. In 2004 he joined the Institute of Polymer Science and technology–CSIC, where he works in the regeneration of bone tissue in three complementary lines: the optimization of supports and composite constructs, the study of the specific parameters of the surface of the materials that modulate and determine the interaction with the biological environment, and the preparation of devices for local release of medicaments.