Special Issue "Biofabrication: from Additive Bio-Manufacturing to Bioprinting"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Amir A. Zadpoor
Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Mekelweg 2, Delft 2628CD, The Netherlands
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Interests: biofabrication and additive bio-manufacturing; mechanobiology; surface bio-functionalization; infection prevention and treatment; metamaterials
Healthcare is one of the areas that has benefited the most from recent advances in advanced 3D printing (additive manufacturing) techniques. An increasing number of researchers and clinicians are therefore studying the various ways through which 3D printing could be used for advancing biomedical research and improving currently available clinical treatments. This Special Issue aims to present some of the best research currently performed in those directions. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Additively manufactured (i.e., 3D printed) medical devices including implants, medical instruments, prosthetics, and orthotics
- Tissue and organ printing
- 3D printed drugs and drug delivery systems
- Bioprinting of tissue analogues and disease models
- Additive manufacturing of biomaterials
- Pre- and post-processing of 3D printed medical devices and biomaterials including surface bio-functionalizations and coatings
- Patient-specific solutions enabled by 3D printing
- Hybrid (i.e., combined additive and subtractive) manufacturing, indirect additive manufacturing, and other novel fabrication techniques for biomedical applications.
- Evaluation of the biological and clinical performance of 3D printed biomaterials, tissues, organs, and medical devices.
Prof. Dr. Amir A. Zadpoor
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- 3D printing in healthcare
- medical devices
- regenerative medicine
- tissue equivalents and disease models
- 3D printed drugs