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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Annachiara ScalzoneORCiD,
Dr Ana Ferreira-DuarteORCiD,
Dr Piergiorgio GentileORCiD
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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.
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
Print publication date: 11/06/2021
Acceptance date: 02/04/2018
Series Title: Soft Matter Series
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Place Published: Cambridge
Notes: Chapter 24.
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