3-D organ printing technologies for tissue engineering applications

Hyun Wook Kang, Carlos Kengla, Sang Jin Lee, James J. Yoo, Anthony Atala

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Organ printing technology was developed to allow construction of biological substitutes mimicking structures and functions of native tissues or organs. This technology enables precise placement of various cell types and biomaterials in a single three-dimensional (3-D) architecture. Among technologies developed for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, organ printing technology is one of the most attractive and powerful for use in constructing a structure that mimics a real 3-D tissue or organ. The hypothesis driving organ printing development is that by precisely placing cells in relation to each other, an environment that encourages physiologically relevant cues can be created, resulting in a tissue construct with functionality. This chapter discusses organ printing technologies and applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRapid Prototyping of Biomaterials
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780857095992
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • Extrusion-based printing
  • Inkjet printing
  • Organ printing
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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