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Bioprinting: To Make Ourselves Anew

Kenneth Douglas


Abstract: This book describes how bioprinting emerged from 3D printing and details the accomplishments and challenges in bioprinting tissues of cartilage, skin, bone, muscle, neuromuscular junctions, liver, heart, lung, and kidney. It explains how scientists are attempting to provide these bioprinted tissues with a blood supply and the ability to carry nerve signals so that the tissues might be used for transplantation into persons with diseased or damaged organs. The book presents all the common terms in the bioprinting field and clarifies their meaning using plain language. Readers will lear ... More

Keywords: bioprinting, 3D printing, bioink, organ transplant, stem cell, organ-on-a-chip, organoid, pluripotent, cardiac (heart) patch, bioprinted kidney

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190943547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190943547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Douglas, author
Department of Physics, University of Colorado-Boulder