Micro- and Nano-fabrication, Printing, Patterning and Assemblies
Biofabrication is a novel, inherently cross-disciplinary scientific field that focuses on biomanufacturing processes
(technologies, materials, devices, models). This is the first book that presents the range of biofabrication technologies (cell
printing, patterning, assembling, 3D scaffold fabrication, cell/tissue-on-chips) as a coherent micro-/nano-fabrication toolkit.
The book is designed as a practical guide to these key emerging technologies, with real-world examples to help readers gaina working knowledge of how to apply biofbrication techniques in areas such as regenerative medicine, pharmaceuticals and
tissue engineering.Biofabrication focuses on biomanufacturing processes, that ultimately aim at the development of products relevant to the
living system. These products may involve living (cells and/or tissues) and nonliving (bio-supportive proteins, scaffolds)components or their combination. They maybe drugs, therapeutic solutions, design principles or quantitative models.
Whereas in the more narrow field of tissue engineering, for example, the primary objective is to build specific tissuesubstitutes (skin, cartilage, cardiac, etc., with whatever method), in biofabrication the focus is on the development of
technologies with which this objective could be reached in the most efficient and optimal way.Biofabrication techniques facilitate the advance of tissue engineering from 2D cell culture to the 3D methods required for
future developments in regenerative medicine, including potentially the growth of entire human organs.
R&D teams, researchers and
Hardbound, 288 Pages
Published: March 2013
Imprint: William Andrew
Introduction: what is biofabrication?
2. Biofabrication of bio-supportive
systems3. Biofabrication of cellular and tissue
constructs4. Biofabrication of model systems
5. Device biofabrication6. Modeling the biofabrication process
7. Industrial implications ofbiofabrication
8. Future trends in biofabrication