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Biofabrication of Bacterial Constructs: New Three-Dimensional Biomaterials

BioMatter-Biomass transformation Lab (BTL), École interfacultaire de Bioingénieurs (EIB), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 50 - CP 165/61, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
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Bioengineering 2019, 6(2), 44;
Received: 16 April 2019 / Revised: 10 May 2019 / Accepted: 10 May 2019 / Published: 14 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biocomposite Inks for 3D Printing)
An enormous number of bacteria live in almost every environment; from deep oceans to below the surface of the earth or in our gastrointestinal tract. Although biofabrication is growing and maturing very quickly, the involvement of bacteria in this process has not been developed at a similar pace. From the development of a new generation of biomaterials to green bioremediation for the removal of hazardous environmental pollutants or to develop innovative food products in a recent trend, researchers have used cutting-edge biofabrication techniques to reveal the great potential of 3D structured bacterial constructs. These 3D bacterial workhouses may fundamentally change our approach toward biomaterials. View Full-Text
Keywords: bacteria biofabrication; 3D printing; tissue engineering; probiotic food bacteria biofabrication; 3D printing; tissue engineering; probiotic food
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Shavandi, A.; Jalalvandi, E. Biofabrication of Bacterial Constructs: New Three-Dimensional Biomaterials. Bioengineering 2019, 6, 44.

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