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3D-printed Soft Hydrogels for Cell Encapsulation

Lookup NU author(s): Annachiara Scalzone, Dr Ana Ferreira-Duarte, Dr Piergiorgio Gentile

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© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2021.Recent advances in 3D-printing with a combination of cell biology with materials science allowed the manufacturing of cell-encapsulated biomaterials to be used in tissue engineering. The main component of these bioprinted constructs is a bioink that requires its characteristics to be considered and tuned throughout the selection process. In this chapter, the focus is on the physico-chemical and biological requirements of the hydrogels being considered as bioinks with a deep investigation on the different crosslinking mechanisms that allow a stable hydrogel to be created during the bioprinting process. This chapter also describes the current focus areas for cell-encapsulated bioprinting highlighting the recent progress and limitations of the bioprinting to date, with a critical perspective on the future outlook.


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Author(s): Scalzone A, Tonda-Turo C, Ferreira AM, Gentile P

Editor(s): Azevedo HS; Mano JF; Borges J

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Soft Matter for Biomedical Applications

Year: 2021

Pages: 594-625

Print publication date: 11/06/2021

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Series Title: Soft Matter Series

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

Place Published: Cambridge

URL: https://doi.org/10.1039/9781839161124-00594

DOI: 10.1039/9781839161124-00594

Notes: Chapter 24.

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781788017572


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