Nanocellulosic materials as bioinks for 3D bioprinting

Carmen C. Piras, Susana Fernández-Prieto, Wim M. De Borggraeve*

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3D bioprinting is a new developing technology with lots of promise in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Being biocompatible, biodegradable, renewable and cost-effective, cellulosic nanomaterials have recently captured the attention of researchers due to their applicability as inks for 3D bioprinting. Although a number of cellulose-based bioinks have been reported, the potential of cellulose nanofibrils and nanocrystals has not been fully explored yet. This minireview aims at highlighting the use of nanocellulosic materials for 3D bioprinting as an emerging, promising, new research field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1988-1992
Number of pages5
JournalBiomaterials Science
Issue number10
Early online date14 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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