Special Issue "Advances in Biofabrication for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 February 2021).
Interests: biofabrication; functional materials; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine
Biofabrication strategies, and in particular 3D bioprinting, continue to gain interest for the generation of high-fidelity tissue-engineered structures for regenerative medicine, disease modelling and drug discovery applications. A global research effort over the last few decades has led to considerable advances in both the capability of bioprinting platforms and the variety of biomaterials that can be used. Consequently, the market for 3D bioprinting technologies is predicted to reach in excess of $1.6 billion by 2024.
The constant innovation of bioprinting strategies has led to successful applications in a wide variety of healthcare applications. Advances are not, however, limited to improvements in the bioprinting platform itself. The design of appropriate biomaterial-based bioinks is equally essential to the generation of a successful strategy. The mechanical behavior of candidate materials should suit the bioprinting strategy whilst simultaneously not hindering the key cellular mechanisms that are essential in a particular application.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight new approaches in the biofabrication of biological structures including, but not limited to, the development of novel bioprinting strategies and the design of cutting-edge biomaterial systems.
Dr Marco Domingos and Dr Samuel Moxon
Dr. Marco Domingos
Dr. Samuel Moxon
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- tissue engineering
- regenerative medicine
- 3D printing