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Title: Roles of support materials in 3D bioprinting
Authors: Suntornnond, Ratima
An, Jia
Chua, Chee Kai
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Support Materials
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Suntornnond, R., An, J., & Chua, C. K. (2017). Roles of support materials in 3D bioprinting. International Journal of Bioprinting, 3(1), 83-86. doi:10.18063/IJB.2017.01.006
Series/Report no.: International Journal of Bioprinting
Abstract: Bioprinting has been introduced as a new technique in tissue engineering for more than a decade. However, characteristics of bioprinted part are still distinct from native human tissue and organ in terms of both shape fidelity and functionality. Recently, the combination of at least two hydrogels or “multi-materials/multi-nozzles” bioprinting enables simultaneous deposition of both model and support materials, thus advancing the complexity of bioprinted shapes from 2.5D lattice into micro-channeled 3D structure. In this article, a perspective on the roles of second bioinks or support materials is presented and future outlook of sacrificial materials is discussed.
DOI: 10.18063/IJB.2017.01.006
Rights: © 2017 Ratima Suntornnond, et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (, permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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