Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing Tools


This program supports the development and demonstration of broadly applicable manufacturing and biomanufacturing tools to enable the translation of new paradigms of human health.


The emphasis is on the development of manufacturing and biomanufacturing tools and associated computational models to enable biomedical interventions. 

Projects might focus on:

  • elucidating important engineering design rules or key foundational principles underlying future engineering, including the use of computational methods
  • prototyping or redesigning platform technologies and approaches
  • characterizing (in vitro, ex vivo, or in vivo) broadly applicable technologies, prototypes, and manufactured products

NIBIB interests include but are not limited to: 

  • bioinks and bioprinters for 3D tissue construction
  • continuous production methods for scalable manufacturing of drug delivery vehicles
  • inline sensors for non-destructive evaluation of manufactured therapeutic cells
  • bioreactors for organoid manufacturing