Special Issue "Advanced Laser Bio-Printing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021) | Viewed by 5251
Interests: laser bioprinting; nano-biophotonics; fiber-based optical coherence tomography
Interests: laser-induced forward transfer; dual-laser bioprinting; laser materials microprocessing
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Laser bio-printing was introduced 17 years ago, and has since evolved into a powerful technology, facilitating biosensing, tissue engineering, and drug screening applications. Today, laser bioprinting has been widely adapted by many laboratories for the 2D and 3D printing of biomaterials (e.g., cells, proteins, oligonucleotides, growth factors). Laser-induced forward transfer and its variations are common implementations of laser bio-printing which share the same working principle: the use of laser pulses to transfer biomaterials in liquid or solid phase from a donor to a receiving substrate in a controlled manner. Unlike conventional bio-printers (i.e., inkjet, micro-extrusion), laser bioprinting does not use a nozzle. This allows for broader bioink printability and for superior printing resolution compared to conventional bioprinters. Moreover, a unique feature in laser bioprinting is the ability to perform in-situ post-printing laser processing (e.g., photoactivation and photopolymerization) of biomaterials using a dual laser beam approach. Despite enormous research efforts and recent commercialization, several challenges are open to the community, including multiscale and multi-bioink printing. In this light, this Special Issue seeks to highlight research papers and reviews that focus on i) the development and/or modeling of innovative laser bioprinting approaches and ii) their biomedical applications.
Dr. Christos Boutopoulos
Prof. Dr. Ioanna Zergioti
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- Laser-induced forward transfer
- Laser flow focusing
- Laser-assisted bioprinting
- Laser-induced backward transfer
- Laser-induced side transfer
- Tissue engineering
- Dual laser bioprinting