Bioprinting of skin

Julie Marco, Anthony Atala, James J. Yoo

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2 Scopus citations


Full-thickness skin wounds and extensive burn injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Currently, the clinical standard for wound treatment is the use of autologous split-thickness skin grafts, which is associated with donor site morbidity. Use of allografts often leads to an immune response and rejection. Other skin substitutes, synthetic and biologic, have been used, but each has advantages and disadvantages. Recently, direct application of skin cells onto wound sites has become a method to accelerate wound healing. To efficiently deliver cells onto the wound site for uniform coverage, bioprinting technology has been proposed as a delivery method. This chapter discusses the printer design and parameters specific to skin bioprinting applications for wound healing and skin repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of 3D Biofabrication and Translation
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780128010150, 9780128009727
StatePublished - Aug 7 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioprinting
  • Burn
  • Regeneration
  • Skin
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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