Biofabrication: an overview of the approaches used for printing of living cells

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Abstract


  • The development of cell printing is vital for establishing biofabrication approaches as clinically relevant tools. Achieving this requires bio-inks which must not only be easily printable, but also allow controllable and reproducible printing of cells. This review outlines the general principles and current progress and compares the advantages and challenges for the most widely used biofabrication techniques for printing cells: extrusion, laser, microvalve, inkjet and tissue fragment printing. It is expected that significant advances in cell printing will result from synergistic combinations of these techniques and lead to optimised resolution, throughput and the overall complexity of printed constructs.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Ferris, C. J., Gilmore, K. J., Wallace, G. G. & in het Panhuis, M. (2013). Biofabrication: an overview of the approaches used for printing of living cells. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97 (10), 4243-4258.

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  • 2-s2.0-84877776671

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1580&context=smhpapers

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Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 4243

End Page


  • 4258

Volume


  • 97

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • The development of cell printing is vital for establishing biofabrication approaches as clinically relevant tools. Achieving this requires bio-inks which must not only be easily printable, but also allow controllable and reproducible printing of cells. This review outlines the general principles and current progress and compares the advantages and challenges for the most widely used biofabrication techniques for printing cells: extrusion, laser, microvalve, inkjet and tissue fragment printing. It is expected that significant advances in cell printing will result from synergistic combinations of these techniques and lead to optimised resolution, throughput and the overall complexity of printed constructs.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Ferris, C. J., Gilmore, K. J., Wallace, G. G. & in het Panhuis, M. (2013). Biofabrication: an overview of the approaches used for printing of living cells. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97 (10), 4243-4258.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84877776671

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1580&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/567

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 4243

End Page


  • 4258

Volume


  • 97

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • Germany