Alginate gelation-induced cell death during laser-assisted cell printing

  title={Alginate gelation-induced cell death during laser-assisted cell printing},
  author={Hemanth Gudapati and Jingyuan Yan and Yong Huang and Douglas B Chrisey},
Modified laser-induced forward transfer has emerged as a promising bioprinting technique. Depending on the operating conditions and cell properties, laser cell printing may cause cell injury and even death, which should be carefully elucidated for it to be a viable technology. This study has investigated the effects of alginate gelation, gelation time, alginate concentration, and laser fluence on the post-transfer cell viability of NIH 3T3 fibroblasts. Sodium alginate and calcium chloride are… 

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