Biofabrication

Noun
  • Biofabrication

Biofabrication is the production of biological products. These products can be made from materials such as biomaterials, matrices, and living cells. Biofabrication offers the opportunity to reconstruct the structural and functional complexity of human tissues. This rapidly developing technology has been encouraged by the development of Additive Manufacturing Technologies.

By using additive manufacturing techniques for biofabrication for example a quite stiff scaffold is printed, in which cells adhere. The scaffold is usually functionalized in such a way that cells grow well, and it provides the 3D structure. For implants etc. it is interesting to have a scaffold that is also biodegradable, i.e. it degrades over time. In the end the cells remain in the right shape.

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  • Biofabrication

    Biofabrication is the production of biological products. These products can be made from materials such as biomaterials, matrices, and living cells. Biofabrication offers the opportunity to reconstruct the structural and functional complexity of human tissues. This rapidly developing technology has been encouraged by the development of Additive Manufacturing Technologies.

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