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Biomaterials Based on Marine Resources for 3D Bioprinting Applications

Department of Precision Medicine and Healthcare, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Shenzhen 518055, China
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Biomanufacturing Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Mar. Drugs 2019, 17(10), 555;
Received: 13 August 2019 / Revised: 25 September 2019 / Accepted: 25 September 2019 / Published: 28 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 3D Cell Culture Based on Marine Resources)
Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting has become a flexible tool in regenerative medicine with potential for various applications. Further development of the new 3D bioprinting field lies in suitable bioink materials with satisfied printability, mechanical integrity, and biocompatibility. Natural polymers from marine resources have been attracting increasing attention in recent years, as they are biologically active and abundant when comparing to polymers from other resources. This review focuses on research and applications of marine biomaterials for 3D bioprinting. Special attention is paid to the mechanisms, material requirements, and applications of commonly used 3D bioprinting technologies based on marine-derived resources. Commonly used marine materials for 3D bioprinting including alginate, carrageenan, chitosan, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and gelatin are also discussed, especially in regards to their advantages and applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: 3D bioprinting; marine resource; biomaterials; bioprinting application 3D bioprinting; marine resource; biomaterials; bioprinting application
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Zhang, Y.; Zhou, D.; Chen, J.; Zhang, X.; Li, X.; Zhao, W.; Xu, T. Biomaterials Based on Marine Resources for 3D Bioprinting Applications. Mar. Drugs 2019, 17, 555.

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