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Bioengineering, Volume 4, Issue 3 (September 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) 3D printing is a process of fabricating 3D objects layer by layer from 3D digital models. 3D [...] Read more. 3D printing is a process of fabricating 3D objects layer by layer from 3D digital models. 3D bioprinting is a subset of 3D printing which involves fabrication of cell-laden bioinks into functional tissue constructs and organs. 3D organ models fabricated using this technology could be used for pre-operative planning and training in case of complex surgeries such as pediatric CHD corrective surgery. Bioprinted tissues and organs could be used for regenerative medicine applications, drug efficacy studies, and personalized medicine. 3D printing has revolutionized the field of prosthetics, making it customizable, and cost-effective, at a much reduced lead time. 3D printed drugs offer multiple advantages including personalized drugs, ‘polypills’, on-demand manufacturing for low stability drugs, and geometrical freedom (printed in different shapes and colors—to increase compliance especially with pediatric patients). View the paper