Biodegradable Polymers and Stem Cells for Bioprinting
AbstractIt is imperative to develop organ manufacturing technologies based on the high organ failure mortality and serious donor shortage problems. As an emerging and promising technology, bioprinting has attracted more and more attention with its super precision, easy reproduction, fast manipulation and advantages in many hot research areas, such as tissue engineering, organ manufacturing, and drug screening. Basically, bioprinting technology consists of inkjet bioprinting, laser-based bioprinting and extrusion-based bioprinting techniques. Biodegradable polymers and stem cells are common printing inks. In the printed constructs, biodegradable polymers are usually used as support scaffolds, while stem cells can be engaged to differentiate into different cell/tissue types. The integration of biodegradable polymers and stem cells with the bioprinting techniques has provided huge opportunities for modern science and technologies, including tissue repair, organ transplantation and energy metabolism. View Full-Text
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Lei, M.; Wang, X. Biodegradable Polymers and Stem Cells for Bioprinting. Molecules 2016, 21, 539.
Lei M, Wang X. Biodegradable Polymers and Stem Cells for Bioprinting. Molecules. 2016; 21(5):539.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lei, Meijuan; Wang, Xiaohong. 2016. "Biodegradable Polymers and Stem Cells for Bioprinting." Molecules 21, no. 5: 539.
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