Bioprinting: 3D Bioprinting of Vascularized, Heterogeneous Cell-Laden Tissue Constructs (Adv. Mater. 19/2014)

Authors

  • David B. Kolesky,

    1. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
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  • Ryan L. Truby,

    1. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
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  • A. Sydney Gladman,

    1. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
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  • Travis A. Busbee,

    1. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
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  • Kimberly A. Homan,

    1. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
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  • Jennifer A. Lewis

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138 USA

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Abstract

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J. A. Lewis and co-workers report on page 3124 a new bio-printing method for fabricating 3D tissue constructs replete with vasculature, multiple types of cells, and extracellular matrix. These intricate, heterogeneous structures are created by precisely co-printing multiple materials, known as bio-inks, in three dimensions. These 3D microengineered environments open new avenues for drug screening and tissue engineering. Cover image by Helena Sue Martin, David Kolesky, and Jennifer Lewis (Harvard University).

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