Biomimetic Design of 3D Printed Tissue-Engineered Bone Constructs

Author(s): Wei Liu, Shifeng Liu*, Yunzhe Li, Peng Zhou*, Qian Ma

Journal Name: Current Nanoscience

Volume 17 , Issue 2 , 2021

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Surgery to repair damaged tissue, which is caused by disease or trauma, is being carried out all the time, and a desirable treatment is compelling need to regenerate damaged tissues to further improve the quality of human health. Therefore, more and more research focus on exploring the most suitable bionic design to enrich available treatment methods. 3D-printing, as an advanced material processing approach, holds the promising potential to create prototypes with complex constructs that could reproduce primitive tissues and organs as much as possible or provide appropriate cell-material interfaces. In a sense, 3D printing is a promising bridge between tissue engineering and bionic design, which can provide an unprecedented personalized recapitulation with biomimetic function under the precise control of the composition and spatial distribution of cells and biomaterials. This article describes recent progress in 3D bionic design and the potential application prospect of 3D printing regenerative medicine, including 3D printing biomimetic scaffolds and 3D cell printing in tissue engineering.

Keywords: Tissue engineering, biomimetic design, 3D bioprinting, biomaterials, human health, additive manufacturing.

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Article Details

Year: 2021
Published on: 22 October, 2020
Page: [223 - 240]
Pages: 18
DOI: 10.2174/1573413716999201022191909

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