Biofabrication: reappraising the definition of an evolving field

Juergen Groll*, Thomas Boland, Torsten Blunk, Jason A. Burdick, Dong-Woo Cho, Paul D. Dalton, Brian Derby, Gabor Forgacs, Qing Li, Vladimir A. Mironov, Lorenzo Moroni, Makoto Nakamura, Wenmiao Shu, Shoji Takeuchi, Giovanni Vozzi, Tim B. F. Woodfield, Tao Xu, James J. Yoo, Jos Malda

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Abstract

Biofabrication is an evolving research field that has recently received significant attention. In particular, the adoption of Biofabrication concepts within the field of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine has grown tremendously, and has been accompanied by a growing inconsistency in terminology. This article aims at clarifying the position of Biofabrication as a research field with a special focus on its relation to and application for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Within this context, we propose a refined working definition of Biofabrication, including Bioprinting and Bioassembly as complementary strategies within Biofabrication.
Original languageEnglish
Article number013001
JournalBiofabrication
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Biofabrication
  • Bioprinting
  • Bioassembly
  • definition

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