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Bioprinting living structures

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Present efforts in tissue engineering are aimed at building living structures by employing the self-organizing properties of cells and tissues and automated technologies. One such technology is bioprinting that utilizes three-dimensional delivery devices for the rapid and accurate placement of biological materials into biocompatible environments, where post-printing self-assembly takes place. This Application article summarizes the scientific basis of this approach and some of the recent developments.

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The article was received on 07 Dec 2006, accepted on 26 Mar 2007 and first published on 18 Apr 2007

Article type: Application
DOI: 10.1039/B617903G
J. Mater. Chem., 2007,17, 2054-2060

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    Bioprinting living structures

    V. Mironov, G. Prestwich and G. Forgacs, J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 2054
    DOI: 10.1039/B617903G

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