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Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials

Principles and Applications

Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive review of established and emerging rapid prototyping technologies (such as bioprinting) for medical applications. Rapid prototyping, also known as layer manufacturing, additive manufacturing, solid freeform fabrication, or 3D printing, can be used to create complex structures and devices for medical applications from solid, powder, or liquid precursors.

Following a useful introduction, which provides an overview of the field, the book explores rapid prototyping of nanoscale biomaterials, biosensors, artificial organs, and prosthetic limbs. Further chapters consider the use of rapid prototyping technologies for the processing of viable cells, scaffolds, and tissues.

With its distinguished editor and international team of renowned contributors, Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials is a useful technical resource for scientists and researchers in the biomaterials and tissue regeneration industry, as well as in academia.


A technical resource for scientists and researchers in industry and in academia who are involved with the development of medical devices and artificial organs

Hardbound, 328 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-599-2


  • 1 Introduction to rapid prototyping of biomaterials
    C. K. Chua, K. F. Leong and J. An, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    2 Freeform fabrication of nanobiomaterials using 3D printing
    M. Vaezi and S. Yang, University of Southampton, UK

    3 Rapid prototyping techniques for the fabrication of biosensors
    K. Pataky and J. Brugger, Ecole Polytechnique F e d e rale de Lausanne, Switzerland

    4 Rapid prototyping technologies for tissue Regeneration
    V. Tran and X. Wen, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

    5 Rapid prototyping of complex tissues with laser assisted bioprinting (LAB)
    B. Guillotin , S. Catros , V. Keriquel , A. Souquet , A. Fontaine , M. Remy , J.-C. Fricain and F. Guillemot, INSERM U1026, France and Université Bordeaux Segalen, France

    6 Scaffolding hydrogels for rapid prototyping based tissue engineering
    R. A. Shirwaiker, M. F. Purser and R. A. Wysk, North Carolina State University, USA

    7 Bioprinting for constructing microvascular systems for organs
    T. Xu, J. I. Rodriguez-Devora, D. Reyna-Soriano and B. Mohammod, University of Texas at El Paso, USA, L. Zhu and K. Wang, Sun Yat-sen University, China and Y. Yuan, Medprin Regenerative Technologies, China

    8 Feasibility of 3D scaffolds for organs
    T. Burg and K. Burg, Clemson University, USA

    9 3-D organ printing technologies for tissue engineering applications
    H.-W. Kang, C. Kengla, S. J. Lee, J. J. Yoo and A. Atala, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA

    10 Rapid prototyping technology for bone regeneration
    J. Kundu, F. Pati, J.-H. Shim and D.-W. Cho, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

    11 Additive manufacturing of a prosthetic limb
    S. Summit, Bespoke Products/3D Systems, USA


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