3D Printing offers personalized Food and Pharma solutions (VIDEO)


A JakajimaTV interview hosted by Pieter Hermans with Kjeld van Bommel, Senior Researcher at TNO. TNO has been active in the area of 3D Food Printing since 2011. Based on its combined knowledge and expertise on 3D printing as well as food, TNO has been able to help 3D food printing develop into an exciting new field.

About Kjeld van Bommel 
Kjeld van Bommel is a senior consultant at TNO, the biggest contract research organization of the Netherlands. He is one of the founders of the 3D Food Printing program at TNO and had been active in the field since 2010. At TNO he is responsible for roadmap development; IP creation; bilateral, consortium, EU, and other project definition; as well as dissemination. Kjeld holds a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His biggest hobby is baking (the old fashioned way).

About TNO 
The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) is the largest research organisation of the Netherlands dedicated to Applied Scientific Research, and one of Europe’s largest independent research institutes for technological and strategic research and consultancy. As a research partner TNO works for a wide range of companies and industries world-wide.

About 3D Food Printing Conference
The 3D printing technology will be fundamental to the way people interact with food in the future. Supermarkets are already testing to 3D print customized cakes, restaurants are offering printed desserts. Some even claim that there will be a 3D food printer in every home in just two years.

About 3D Pharma Printing Conference
3D printing is making a name for itself in medicine manufacturing. While it’s hard to foresee the wholesale replacement of current tablet manufacturing processes, 3D printing is expected to find a place in certain niche medications and in personalised tablets.

For so-called orphan drugs, the inherent versatility of 3D printing is particularly appealing. Rather than the current situation of pharmaceutical companies needing to maintain expensive specialist infrastructure to manufacture medicines of which low numbers are sold, it is theoretically possible to print many different types of tablets by simply changing the powder used, or even by just changing the ‘ink cartridges’ in commercially available 3D printers.

Kjeld will be speaking at the 3D Food Printing Conference.

TNO will also be speaking at the 3D Pharma Printing Conference.

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