Special Issue "Three-dimensional (3D) Bioprinting of Tissues and Organs"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017)
Prof. Dr. Mohamed N. Rahaman
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
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Interests: bioceramics, bone regeneration, calcium phosphate, drug delivery matrices, biomimetic ceramics, tissue engineering, biological interactions of calcium phosphates, and osteoinduction
The use of additive manufacturing, also referred to as three-dimensional (3D) printing, has seen tremendous growth in engineering, manufacturing, medicine, and other areas. A recent advance is 3D bioprinting, a process for generating 3D structures composed of complex functional tissues and organs by positioning biomaterials, cells and biomolecules layer-by-layer, with spatial control of the components, using 3D printing technologies. Compared to non-biological printing, 3D bioprinting involves additional complexities related to the selection of the proper biomaterials, cells, and growth and differentiation factors, as well as technical challenges, such as sensitivity of the cells and biomolecules, and the construction of tissues. The method has already shown promise for the generation and transplantation of several tissues, such as skin, bone and vascular grafts, and it is being used for growing organs. This Special Issue will cover recent advances in 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, including methods, applications and challenges, and future developments.
Prof. Dr. Mohamed N. Rahaman
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- three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting
- cell printing
- regenerative medicine
- tissue engineering
- tissues and organs