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3D Printing and Biofabrication

  • Provides an in-depth introduction to 3D printing and biofabrication

  • Covers inkjet, extrusion and laser-based processing of cell-containing materials

  • Includes mathematical models used in tissue engineering

Part of the book series: Reference Series in Biomedical Engineering (RSBE)

Part of the book sub series: Tissue Engineering and Regeneration (TIENRE)

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Table of contents (19 entries)

  1. Additive Manufacturing for Tissue Engineering

    • Solaleh Miar, Ashkan Shafiee, Teja Guda, Roger Narayan
  2. Bioprinting: The Intellectual Property Landscape

    • Robert W. Esmond, Deborah Sterling
  3. Characterization of Additive Manufactured Scaffolds

    • Giuseppe Criscenti, Carmelo De Maria, Giovanni Vozzi, Lorenzo Moroni
  4. Commercial 3D Bioprinters

    • Frederico David A. S. Pereira, Vladislav Parfenov, Yusef D. Khesuani, Aleksandr Ovsianikov, Vladimir Mironov
  5. Computational Methods for the Predictive Design of Bone Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

    • Stefan Scheiner, Vladimir S. Komlev, Christian Hellmich
  6. Development of Nanocellulose-Based Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting of Soft Tissue

    • Paul Gatenholm, Hector Martinez, Erdem Karabulut, Matteo Amoroso, Lars Kölby, Kajsa Markstedt et al.
  7. Emerging Business Models Toward Commercialization of Bioprinting Technology

    • Yakov M. Balakhovsky, Alexander Yu. Ostrovskiy, Yusef D. Khesuani
  8. Extrusion-Based Biofabrication in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

    • Monika Hospodiuk, Kazim Kerim Moncal, Madhuri Dey, Ibrahim T. Ozbolat
  9. Fabrication and Printing of Multi-material Hydrogels

    • Navein Arumugasaamy, Hannah B. Baker, David S. Kaplan, Peter C. W. Kim, John P. Fisher
  10. Inkjet Printing for Biofabrication

    • Xinda Li, Jianwei Chen, Boxun Liu, Xiong Wang, Dongni Ren, Tao Xu
  11. Laser-Based Cell Printing

    • Lothar Koch, Andrea Deiwick, Boris Chichkov
  12. Mathematical Modeling of 3D Tissue Engineering Constructs

    • Henrique Amorim Almeida, Paulo Jorge da Silva Bártolo
  13. Medical Imaging for Three-Dimensional Computer-Aided Models

    • Paulo Henrique Junqueira Amorim, Thiago Franco de Moraes, Rodrigo Alvarenga Rezende, Jorge Vicente Lopes da Silva, Helio Pedrini
  14. Photopolymerizable Materials for Cell Encapsulation

    • L. Tytgat, S. Baudis, H. Ottevaere, R. Liska, H. Thienpont, P. Dubruel et al.
  15. Quality Control of 3D Printed Resorbable Implants: The 3D Printed Airway Splint Example

    • Scott J. Hollister, Sarah Jo Crotts, Harsha Ramaraju, Colleen L. Flanagan, David A. Zopf, Robert J. Morrison et al.
  16. Scaffold-Free Biofabrication

    • Ana Raquel Verissimo, Koichi Nakayama
  17. Translation and Applications of Biofabrication

    • Ji Hyun Kim, Anthony Atala, James J. Yoo

About this book

This volume provides an in-depth introduction to 3D printing and biofabrication and covers the recent advances in additive manufacturing for tissue engineering. The book is divided into two parts, the first part on 3D printing discusses conventional approaches in additive manufacturing aimed at fabrication of structures, which are seeded with cells in a subsequent step. The second part on biofabrication presents processes which integrate living cells into the fabrication process. 


  • Fabrication of scaffolds
  • Multi-Material Hydrogels
  • Cell encapsulation
  • Scaffold-free biofabrication
  • Photopolymerizable materials

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria

    Aleksandr Ovsianikov

  • Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, USA

    James Yoo

  • 3D Bioprinting Solutions (3D Bio) , Moscow, Russia

    Vladimir Mironov

About the editors

Aleksandr Ovsianikov is currently an Assistant Professor at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien, Austria). His research is dealing with the use of additive manufacturing technologies for tissue engineering and regeneration. Dr. Ovsianikov has background in laser physics and material processing with femtosecond lasers. A particular focus his current research is the development of multiphoton processing technologies for engineering biomimetic 3D cell culture matrices. In 2012 he was awarded a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for a project aimed at this topic. Since 2004 Dr. Ovsianikov has contributed to over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 5 book chapters, harvesting over 1500 citations. Major Research Interests:  Additive manufacturing / laser-induced photo-chemistry; Photografting / Biofunctionalization; Biocompatible/biodegradable photopolymers;  Scaffold based tissue engineering; Three-dimensional tissue models.

James Yoo is Professor and Associate Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), with a cross-appointment to the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. Dr. Yoo's research efforts are directed toward clinical translation of tissue engineering technologies and cell-based therapies. His interest in the bioprinting technology is due to its ability to generate clinically relevant complex tissue and organ constructs with precision and reproducibility for translational applications.

Vladimir Mironov is a Visiting Professor at The Division of 3D Technology, Renato Archer Center for Information Technology,Campinas, SP, Brazil and Chief Scientific Officer of company 3D Bioprinting Solutions in Moscow, Russia.

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