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Title: 3D bioprinting: materials, processes, and applications
Authors: Bartolo, Paulo
Malshe, Ajay
Ferraris, Eleonora
Koc, Bahattin
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Bartolo, P., Malshe, A., Ferraris, E. & Koc, B. (2022). 3D bioprinting: materials, processes, and applications. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 71(2), 577-597.
Journal: CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology 
Abstract: Ageing population and new diseases are requiring the development of novel therapeutical strategies. 3D bioprinting an novel application domain of additive manufacturing emerged as a potential transformative strategy for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This paper introduces the concept of 3D bioprinting, discussing in detail key requirements of bio-inks and main materials used to encapsulate cells. Recent advances related to the use of smart materials and the concept of 4D printing is also discussed. Main 3D bioprinting techniques are described in detail and key limitations highlighted. Successful cases, demonstrating the relevance of 3D bioprinting are also presented. Finally, the paper addresses the main research challenges and future perspectives in the field of 3D bioprinting.
ISSN: 0007-8506
DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2022.06.001
Schools: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Research Centres: Singapore Centre for 3D Printing 
Rights: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of CIRP. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
Fulltext Permission: open
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