Enabled by the recent evolution of printing technology from 2D shapes to 3D structures, bioprinting is the deposition of live cells, extracellular matrix and/or nutrients in a spatially-defined pattern. The technique allows scientists to replicate the heterogeneous cellular and matrix composition of in vivo organs at a millimeter scale, offering more geometrical precision than other tissue engineering strategies. Tissue engineered constructs are useful in both research and the real world.
Download this listicle to learn more about the uses of bioprinted tissue models in:
- Tissue repair
- Organ transplants