3D Bioprinting for Reconstructive Surgery

Techniques and Applications
by Iain S. Whitaker, Zita M. Jessop & Daniel Thomas
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Publisher: Elsevier Science

Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials

Publication Date: November 14, 2017

ISBN: 9780081012161

Binding: Kobo eBook

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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.

  • 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