The utilisation of 3D printing-like techniques to combine cells, growth factors that imitate natural tissue characteristics is known as bioprinting. A team of scientists have laid a roadmap to take the research forward in the field. The study was published in the journal Biofabrication.
Leading researchers define the status, challenges and opportunities in the field, and forecast the required advances in science & technology to overcome the challenges to a range of bioprinting techniques and applications.
Introducing the collection, guest editor Professor Wei Sun, from Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, said: ” Cells are nature’s building blocks. Bioprinting uses cells, proteins and biomaterials as building blocks to 3D printed biological models, biological systems and therapeutic products. “It has rapidly evolved into printing biomaterials for tissue scaffolds and implants, printing cells or organoids for 3D biological models, […]
Researchers in fields such as tissue engineering and biomedical device development are increasingly harnessing the...