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Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2016 Aug;40:103-112. doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2016.03.014. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

3D printing of functional biomaterials for tissue engineering.

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1
NanoEngineering Department, University of California, San Diego, USA.
2
Bioengineering Department, University of California, San Diego, USA.
3
State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, and Collaborative Innovation Center for Biotherapy, Chengdu, China.
4
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China.
5
Shiley Eye Center and Institute for Genomic Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA.
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NanoEngineering Department, University of California, San Diego, USA; Bioengineering Department, University of California, San Diego, USA. Electronic address: chen168@eng.ucsd.edu.

Abstract

3D printing is emerging as a powerful tool for tissue engineering by enabling 3D cell culture within complex 3D biomimetic architectures. This review discusses the prevailing 3D printing techniques and their most recent applications in building tissue constructs. The work associated with relatively well-known inkjet and extrusion-based bioprinting is presented with the latest advances in the fields. Emphasis is put on introducing two relatively new light-assisted bioprinting techniques, including digital light processing (DLP)-based bioprinting and laser based two photon polymerization (TPP) bioprinting. 3D bioprinting of vasculature network is particularly discussed for its foremost significance in maintaining tissue viability and promoting functional maturation. Limitations to current bioprinting approaches, as well as future directions of bioprinting functional tissues are also discussed.

PMID:
27043763
DOI:
10.1016/j.copbio.2016.03.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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