Bioprinting of vascularized bone tissue equivalents
June 5-9, 2017
Bone tissue is one of the most frequently transplanted tissues. Since procedures like the transplantation of autologous bone bear risks, though, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering reach to face those problems by engineering bone substitutes by using suitable materials and living cells. A crucial factor is the vascularization of the constructed tissue to ensure supply of the included cells with nutrients and oxygen. For the fabrication of such bone tissue equivalents, evolving manufacturing techniques like bioprinting can be used to construct geometrically defined three-dimensional structures.
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Petra J. Kluger, Annika Wenz, Iva Tjoeng, Julia Rogal, and Kirsten Borchers, "Bioprinting of vascularized bone tissue equivalents" in "Biofabrication for Hierarchical in Vitro Tissue Models", Jürgen Groll (University of Würzburg, Germany) Jos Malda (University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands) Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2017). http://dc.engconfintl.org/biofab_tissue_model/14