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Issue 10, 2017
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Nanocellulosic materials as bioinks for 3D bioprinting

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3D bioprinting is a new developing technology with lots of promise in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Being biocompatible, biodegradable, renewable and cost-effective, cellulosic nanomaterials have recently captured the attention of researchers due to their applicability as inks for 3D bioprinting. Although a number of cellulose-based bioinks have been reported, the potential of cellulose nanofibrils and nanocrystals has not been fully explored yet. This minireview aims at highlighting the use of nanocellulosic materials for 3D bioprinting as an emerging, promising, new research field.

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The article was received on 12 Jun 2017, accepted on 11 Aug 2017 and first published on 14 Aug 2017

Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C7BM00510E
Citation: Biomater. Sci., 2017,5, 1988-1992

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    Nanocellulosic materials as bioinks for 3D bioprinting

    C. C. Piras, S. Fernández-Prieto and W. M. De Borggraeve, Biomater. Sci., 2017, 5, 1988
    DOI: 10.1039/C7BM00510E

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