Tissue Engineering: Three-Dimensional Human Tissue Chips Fabricated by Rapid and Automatic Inkjet Cell Printing (Adv. Healthcare Mater. 4/2013)

Authors

  • Michiya Matsusaki,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Japan
    2. PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), 4-1-8 Honcho Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan
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  • Kayo Sakaue,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Japan
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  • Koji Kadowaki,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Japan
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  • Mitsuru Akashi

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Japan
    • Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Japan.
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Abstract

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Rapid and automatic tissue engineering technology for 3D-human tissue chips consisting of over 400 simplified microtissues is described by Mitsuru Akashi and co-workers on page 534. The 3D-liver micro-arrays consisting of hepatocytes and endothelial cells are prepared by combination of hierarchical cell manipulation and inkjet cell printing technologies. The 3D-human tissue chips will be useful as an innovative technology for pharmaceutical assays.

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