Special Issue "Current Developments in Additive Manufacturing for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine"

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 Editors

Prof. Nicholas Dunne
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Dublin City University, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Centre for Medical Engineering Research, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Interests: biomaterials; biomedical engineering; tissue engineering; orthopaedics; wound healing and bone metastases
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Dr. Tanya Levingstone
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Dublin City University, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Centre for Medical Engineering Research, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Interests: biomaterials; biomedical engineering; tissue engineering; cartilage repair
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Prof. Helen McCarthy
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Queen’s University Belfast, School of Pharmacy, 97 Lisburn Rd, Belfast, BT9 7BL, UK
Interests: nanomedicine; gene therapy; nucleic acids; oncology; wound healing and mRNA and DNA vaccination
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute a short communication, full article or review to this Special Issue, entitled “Current Developments in Additive Manufacturing for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine”.

Additive manufacturing, often referred to as three-dimensional (3D) printing, has revolutionised traditional medical device development processes and treatment strategies. The adaptation of innovative additive manufacturing techniques for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine has enabled the fabrication of scaffolds that closely mimic the physiochemical properties, architectural complexity and function of native organs and tissues. For example, one can fabricate complex patient-specific biomedical devices designed and tailored to the anatomy of the patient. Equally, one can also consider the development of patient-specific drug-delivery systems that can be custom-designed and fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques to provide on-demand delivery of medication exactly at the required anatomical location. Many additive manufacturing techniques have also been utilised to 3D-print biomaterials and medical devices that enable the regeneration of complex biological tissues, such as muscles and nerves and even the regeneration of organs.

The focus of this Special Issue of Materials is to provide a forum for original research articles, as well as critical reviews related to the progress that has been made in this field during the last decade. The Special Issue will illustrate where we are at this time, expand on results, highlight the newest advances in the development of compatible additive manufacturing processes and the design of novel materials that are capable of producing biomimetic scaffolds and report on regulatory issues, near future possibilities and the limitations of this technology as used in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Prof. Nicholas Dunne
Dr. Tanya Levingstone
Prof. Helen McCarthy
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Bioinks and biomaterials
  • Bioprinting
  • Biofabrication
  • Stereolithography
  • Digital light processing 3D Printing
  • Extrusion-based printing
  • Direct-write and melt electrospinning
  • New additive manufacturing materials and methods
  • 3D tissue culture models
  • Regulatory issues
  • Drug delivery
  • Tissue and organ regeneration

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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