Bioprinted scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering

Hyun Wook Kang, James J. Yoo, Anthony Atala

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

18 Scopus citations


Researchers are focusing on bioprinting technology as a viable option to overcome current difficulties in cartilage tissue engineering. Bioprinting enables a three-dimensional (3-D), free-form, computer-designed structure using biomaterials, biomolecules, and/or cells. The inner and outer shape of a scaffold can be controlled by this technology with great precision. Here, we introduce a hybrid bioprinting technology that is a co-printing process of multiple materials including high-strength synthetic polymer and cell-laden hydrogel. The synthetic polymer provides mechanical support for shape maintenance and load bearing, while the hydrogel provides the biological environment for artificial cartilage regeneration. This chapter introduces the procedures for printing of a 3-D scaffold using our hybrid bioprinting technology and includes the source materials for preparation of 3-D printing

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)10643745


  • Bioprinting
  • Cartilage
  • Cell printing
  • Chondrocyte
  • Fibrin gel
  • Polycaprolactone
  • Scaffold

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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