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ExiGo syringe pump enhances 3D bioprinting for tissue regeneration and bone formation.

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

3D bioprinting has long been heralded as having the potential to revolutionize tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The possibility of printing and growing organs and bones is not beyond reach but there still remains a number of significant challenges, particularly relating to the “bioinks” used in the printing process [1].

These bioinks, which may be natural (e.g. collagen, gelatin etc.) or synthetic, incorporate cells with the aim of replicating complex human tissue but there are challenges with these bioinks. Natural bioinks often need to be treated with UV light or chemicals to support crosslinking so that the printed structure holds it shape. But these processes often affect cell viability.