Scientific Evolution of the Bioprinting field

Science Papers on 3d Bioprinting plotted on google maps over time. The first article about bioprinting was published in 2004 (Ejector system for biological materials, Palo Alto CA). Thereafter the field increases significantly from 1 article per year to 37 and counting in 2014.

The most striking is the evolvement of the interest in bioprinting from Asia in numbers of cities from 2 in 2011 to 12 in 2014 (every city could contains multiple articles).

In addition Europe, especially Northern Europe, and the East-Coast of the USA are constant factors in terms of publications regarding bioprinting. From 2004 till today 104 articles came from the USA and 62 from Europe.

Please note that this map only shows geographical distribution of articles, not the number of citations.

If you have questions or are interested in the method used to produce this, please contact b.hermans@students.uu.nl (University of Utrecht).

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2014 contains articles published from January thru October 2014.

Scientific Evolution of the Bioprinting field