3-dimensional bioprinting for tissue engineering applications

Biomater Res. 2016 Apr 25:20:12. doi: 10.1186/s40824-016-0058-2. eCollection 2016.


The 3-dimensional (3D) printing technologies, referred to as additive manufacturing (AM) or rapid prototyping (RP), have acquired reputation over the past few years for art, architectural modeling, lightweight machines, and tissue engineering applications. Among these applications, tissue engineering field using 3D printing has attracted the attention from many researchers. 3D bioprinting has an advantage in the manufacture of a scaffold for tissue engineering applications, because of rapid-fabrication, high-precision, and customized-production, etc. In this review, we will introduce the principles and the current state of the 3D bioprinting methods. Focusing on some of studies that are being current application for biomedical and tissue engineering fields using printed 3D scaffolds.

Keywords: 3D bioprinting; 3D scaffold; Additive manufacturing; Tissue engineering.

Publication types

  • Review