Themed collection 3D Printing
3D-printed fluidic networks as vasculature for engineered tissue
Fabrication of vascular networks within engineered tissue remains one of the greatest challenges facing the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering.
3D printed microfluidic devices: enablers and barriers
3D printing has the potential to significantly change the field of microfluidics.
The upcoming 3D-printing revolution in microfluidics
A comprehensive exploration of the state-of-the-art and a critical outlook on the advantages, barriers and potential of 3D-printing in microfluidics.
A novel bioprinted model of thrombosis was developed to study thrombosis and thrombolysis in vitro.
Printing of stretchable silk membranes for strain measurements
A high stretchable silk strain gauge made by direct printing.
High density 3D printed microfluidic valves, pumps, and multiplexers
We demonstrate that a custom resin with the right optical properties enables a digital light processor stereolithographic (DLP-SLA) 3D printer to fabricate microfluidic devices with densely integrated active elements in a 3D layout.
3D-printing of transparent bio-microfluidic devices in PEG-DA
The 3D-printed devices are highly transparent and cells can be cultured on PEG-DA-250 prints for several days.
Evaluating 3D printing to solve the sample-to-device interface for LRS and POC diagnostics: example of an interlock meter-mix device for metering and lysing clinical urine samples
Rapid prototyping of a meter-mix device to accurately meter, lyse, and transfer urine samples for LRS and POC diagnostics.
3D printing of liquid metals as fugitive inks for fabrication of 3D microfluidic channels
This paper demonstrates a simple method to fabricate 3D microchannels at room temperature by printing liquid metal as a sacrificial template.
Direct 3D-printing of cell-laden constructs in microfluidic architectures
We demonstrate an optical 3D-printing method to build a microfluidic micromixer with the ability to directly print cell-laden scaffolds within.
3D printed nervous system on a chip
We introduce a bioinspired, customizable 3D printed nervous system on a chip for the study of nervous system viral infection.
About this collection
This collection of papers, guest edited by Jennifer Lewis (Harvard University) and Howard Stone (Princeton University), showcases recent advances in 3D printing. A distinctive feature of 3D printing is the ability to rapidly design and fabricate complex architectures that integrate multiple classes of materials and functionality into a single device. The goal of this collection is to highlight the new advances in this rapidly evolving field with an emphasis on themes that impact Lab-on-a-Chip applications. The collection contains review articles and primary research papers focusing on 3D printing of Lab-on-a-Chip devices with embedded microfluidic networks, sensors, and/or biological tissues.