Is developing 3D bioink for all cell types & all printing techniques achievable?
The concept of developing a bioink that can be used for all cell types and all printing techniques is at best unrealistic and at worst impossible. What is much more achievable and also more desirable is a modifiable, modular system. A base material in which mechanical properties can be easily adapted for the chosen additive method and then formulated for each specific cell type or multiple cell types involved in the end application.
3-dimensional (3D) bioprinting utilises 3D printing technology to produce functional miniaturised tissue constructs from biocompatible materials, cells and supporting components such as cell culture media, and involves the layer-by-layer, accurate deposition of these materials into precise geometries with the goal being the creation of anatomically correct biological structures. Read more