Special Issue "Recent Advances in 3D Printing for Biomaterials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ulrike Ritz
Guest Editor
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Biomatics Group, University Medical Centre of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Interests: bone tissue engineering; 3D printing; stem cells; biomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the 1980s, enormous advances have been achieved in the field of biomaterials. The use of 3D printing and bioprinting evolved as promising techniques used for tissue-engineering applications and regenerative medicine in various disciplines. Different biomaterials (synthetic or natural polymers) combined with bioactive molecules and/or cells (stem cells, autologous adult cells, etc.) can now be printed in layers or defined structures in order to replace or reconstruct several kinds of tissues, e.g., bone, cartilage, skin, liver, heart. However, there are still many challenges and requirements that have to be addressed. Printing of biomaterials that can replace functional tissues and organs need to be developed considering aspects like porosity, stiffness, incorporation of bioactive agents, etc. This Special Issue aims to bring together innovative and successful findings in the area of 3D printing for biomaterials and to discuss recent trends and strategies.

Dr. Ulrike Ritz
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Biomaterials
  • 3D printing
  • 3D bioprinting
  • Tissue engineering
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Bioactive molecules
  • Stem cells

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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