3D Bioprinting for Reconstructive Surgery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081011034

3D Bioprinting for Reconstructive Surgery

1st Edition

Techniques and Applications

Editors: Daniel Thomas Zita Jessop Iain Whitaker
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081011034
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2017
Page Count: 570
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3D Bioprinting for Reconstructive Surgery: Techniques and Applications examines the combined use of materials, procedures and tools necessary for creating structural tissue constructs for reconstructive purposes. Offering a broad analysis of the field, the first set of chapters review the range of biomaterials which can be used to create 3D-printed tissue constructs. Part Two looks at the techniques needed to prepare biomaterials and biological materials for 3D printing, while the final set of chapters examines application-specific examples of tissues formed from 3D printed biomaterials.

3D printing of biomaterials for tissue engineering applications is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to offer unique, patient-specific parts—on demand—at a relatively low cost. This book is a valuable resource for biomaterials scientists, biomedical engineers, practitioners and students wishing to broaden their knowledge in the allied field.

Key Features

  • Discusses new possibilities in tissue engineering with 3D printing
  • Presents a comprehensive coverage of the materials, techniques and tools needed for producing bioprinted tissues
  • Reviews emerging technologies in addition to commercial techniques


Biomaterials scientists in institutions and industry, biomedical engineers, post grads in allied fields, lab technicians

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to 3D Tissue Engineering, biomaterials, techniques and applications

Part 1: Biomaterials and bio-inks for structural regenerative medicine and 3-D reconstructive tissue engineering
2. Biopolymers
3. Hydrogels
4. Ceramics
5. Biocomposites
6. Metals
7. Biomaterial Preparation Directory

Part 2: Techniques for structural regenerative medicine and 3-D constructive tissue engineering
8. Stem Cell Preparation Techniques
9. Practical Laboratory Methods for 3-D Tissue Engineering
10. Bio-microfluidic Devices
11. 3-D Biofabrication Approaches
12. Bioink Preparation
13. Biorepair Technologies
14. Bioreactor Processes
15. 3-D Computational Design of Biostructures

Part 3: Applications of structural regenerative medicine and 3-D constructive tissue engineering
16. 3-D of Bone and Orthopaedic Structures
17. Biofabrication of Nerve Systems
18. 3-D bioprinting of Cartilage
19. 3-D Dermal and Skin System Engineering
20. Fabrication Methods for Muscle and Tendons
21. Arteries and Vessel Fabrication
22. Conclusions


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About the Editor

Daniel Thomas

Dr. Daniel Thomas B.Eng (Hons)., M.Sc., Eng.D., C.Sci., C.Eng., FBCS is an interdisciplinary researcher and writer who comes from an academic background in materials engineering, 3D Bioprinting, and tissue engineering disciplines.

Affiliations and Expertise

3Dynamic Systems – Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Heol Ty Gwyn, Wales, UK

Zita Jessop

Ms. Zita M. Jessop MB BChir, MA Cantab, MRCS is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in the Reconstructive Surgery & Regenerative Medicine Research Group in Swansea University and Registrar at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery. Ms. Jessop graduated from Cambridge University Medical School and completed her basic surgical training in London Deanery before taking up her clinical academic post in Wales. Her doctorate research, focusing on 3D bioprinting for cartilage tissue engineering, was supported by the Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship and the Medical Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowship. Ms. Jessop is a member of the editorial boards of Bioprinting and 3D Printing in Medicine, the welsh representative on the Reconstructive Surgical Trials Network, has delivered over 60 national and international presentations and published over 30 articles and book chapters to date. Ms. Jessop was awarded a number of prizes from the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and completed international fellowships in Utrecht (Norman Capener Travelling Fellowship) and Melbourne (Ethicon Travelling Fellowship). More recently, Ms. Jessop achieved a Fulbright Scholarship which she intends to spend at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Medical School, to expand her field of expertise in biofabrication.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Lecturer, Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, UK

Iain Whitaker

Iain Stuart Whitaker currently holds the current position of Chair of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Swansea University College of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery. After reading medicine at Trinity Hall, Iain completed a sub-internship in plastic surgery at Harvard Medical School which inspired his interest in plastic surgery, developing over the years a significant publication track record in the areas of reconstructive and trauma surgery. He has been involved in international multi-disciplinary collaborations with Uppsala, Utrecht, Louisville, Connecticut & Melbourne culminating in the award of a PhD and over 150 publications and several books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Chair in Burns and Plastic Surgery, Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, UK