Hybrid printing of mechanically and biologically improved constructs for cartilage tissue engineering applications.

@article{Xu2013HybridPO,
  title={Hybrid printing of mechanically and biologically improved constructs for cartilage tissue engineering applications.},
  author={Tao Xu and Kyle W Binder and Mohammad Zaki Albanna and Dennis Dice and Weixin Zhao and James J Yoo and Anthony J Atala},
  journal={Biofabrication},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={015001}
}
Bioprinting is an emerging technique used to fabricate viable, 3D tissue constructs through the precise deposition of cells and hydrogels in a layer-by-layer fashion. Despite the ability to mimic the native properties of tissue, printed 3D constructs that are composed of naturally-derived biomaterials still lack structural integrity and adequate mechanical properties for use in vivo, thus limiting their development for use in load-bearing tissue engineering applications, such as cartilage… CONTINUE READING