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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534758/engineering-tissues-to-heal-themselves-bioinks-and-tendon-scaffolds-show-promise-for-helping-the-body-recover-from-musculoskeletal-injury
#1
Sarah Campbell
Sufferers of osteoarthritis are all too aware of the daily pain and impairment of swollen joints, of having to give up sports-and jobs-due to cartilage defects. What they may be less aware of is that three-dimensional (3-D) bioprinting and bioink technologies are being developed to revolutionize the existing (and often imperfect) treatments available to them.
May 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533121/recent-progress-in-hepatocyte-culture-models-and-their-application-to-the-assessment-of-drug-metabolism-transport-and-toxicity-in-drug-discovery-the-value-of-tissue-engineering-for-the-successful-development-of-a-microphysiological-system
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REVIEW
Kazuhiro Tetsuka, Masato Ohbuchi, Kenji Tabata
Tissue engineering technology has provided many useful culture models. This article reviews the merits of this technology in a hepatocyte culture system, and describes the applications of the sandwich-cultured hepatocyte model in drug discovery. In addition, we also review recent investigations of the utility of the three-dimensional bioprinted human liver tissue model and spheroid model. Finally, we present the future direction and developmental challenges of a hepatocyte culture model for the successful establishment of a microphysiological system, represented as an organ-on-a-chip and even as a human-on-a-chip...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530091/3d-bioprinting-of-highly-thixotropic-alginate-methylcellulose-hydrogel-with-strong-interface-bonding
#3
Huijun Li, Yu Jun Tan, Kah Fai Leong, Lin Li
A robust alginate/methylcellulose (Alg/MC) blend hydrogel, with a strategy to improve adhesion between printed layers, has been fabricated for the first time for 3D bioprinting. The optimized Alg/MC blend hydrogel exhibits highly thixotropic property, great extrudability and stackability. With treatment by a trisodium citrate (TSC) solution, the interfacial bonding between printed layers is significantly improved. The TSC solution acts as a chelating agent to remove the superficial calcium ions at each layer...
May 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529670/perspective-fabrication-of-integrated-organ-on-a-chip-via-bioprinting
#4
Qingzhen Yang, Qin Lian, Feng Xu
Organ-on-a-chip has emerged as a powerful platform with widespread applications in biomedical engineering, such as pathology studies and drug screening. However, the fabrication of organ-on-a-chip is still a challenging task due to its complexity. For an integrated organ-on-a-chip, it may contain four key elements, i.e., a microfluidic chip, live cells/microtissues that are cultured in this chip, components for stimulus loading to mature the microtissues, and sensors for results readout. Recently, bioprinting has been used for fabricating organ-on-a-chip as it enables the printing of multiple materials, including biocompatible materials and even live cells in a programmable manner with a high spatial resolution...
May 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524375/bioprinted-osteogenic-and-vasculogenic-patterns-for-engineering-3d-bone-tissue
#5
Batzaya Byambaa, Nasim Annabi, Kan Yue, Grissel Trujillo-de Santiago, Mario Moisés Alvarez, Weitao Jia, Mehdi Kazemzadeh-Narbat, Su Ryon Shin, Ali Tamayol, Ali Khademhosseini
Fabricating 3D large-scale bone tissue constructs with functional vasculature has been a particular challenge in engineering tissues suitable for repairing large bone defects. To address this challenge, an extrusion-based direct-writing bioprinting strategy is utilized to fabricate microstructured bone-like tissue constructs containing a perfusable vascular lumen. The bioprinted constructs are used as biomimetic in vitro matrices to co-culture human umbilical vein endothelial cells and bone marrow derived human mesenchymal stem cells in a naturally derived hydrogel...
May 19, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520521/three-dimensional-cell-cultures-in-drug-discovery-and-development
#6
Ye Fang, Richard M Eglen
The past decades have witnessed significant efforts toward the development of three-dimensional (3D) cell cultures as systems that better mimic in vivo physiology. Today, 3D cell cultures are emerging, not only as a new tool in early drug discovery but also as potential therapeutics to treat disease. In this review, we assess leading 3D cell culture technologies and their impact on drug discovery, including spheroids, organoids, scaffolds, hydrogels, organs-on-chips, and 3D bioprinting. We also discuss the implementation of these technologies in compound identification, screening, and development, ranging from disease modeling to assessment of efficacy and safety profiles...
June 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512850/in-situ-handheld-3d-bioprinting-for-cartilage-regeneration
#7
Claudia Di Bella, Serena Duchi, Cathal D O'Connell, Romane Blanchard, Cheryl Augustine, Zhilian Yue, Fletcher Thompson, Christopher Richards, Stephen Beirne, Carmine Onofrillo, Sebastien H Bauquier, Stewart D Ryan, Peter Pivonka, Gordon G Wallace, Peter F Choong
Articular cartilage injuries experienced at an early age can lead to the development of osteoarthritis later in life. In situ 3D printing is an exciting and innovative bio-fabrication technology that enables the surgeon to deliver tissue- engineering techniques at the time and location of need. We have created a hand- held 3D printing device (Biopen) that allows the simultaneous co-axial extrusion of bioscaffold and cultured cells directly into the cartilage defect in vivo in a single session surgery. This pilot study assesses the ability of the Biopen to repair a full thickness chondral defect and the early outcomes in cartilage regeneration, and compares these results to other treatments in a large animal model...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508071/self-assembled-micro-organogels-for-3d-printing-silicone-structures
#8
Christopher S O'Bryan, Tapomoy Bhattacharjee, Samuel Hart, Christopher P Kabb, Kyle D Schulze, Indrasena Chilakala, Brent S Sumerlin, W Gregory Sawyer, Thomas E Angelini
The widespread prevalence of commercial products made from microgels illustrates the immense practical value of harnessing the jamming transition; there are countless ways to use soft, solid materials that fluidize and become solid again with small variations in applied stress. The traditional routes of microgel synthesis produce materials that predominantly swell in aqueous solvents or, less often, in aggressive organic solvents, constraining ways that these exceptionally useful materials can be used. For example, aqueous microgels have been used as the foundation of three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting applications, yet the incompatibility of available microgels with nonpolar liquids, such as oils, limits their use in 3D printing with oil-based materials, such as silicone...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501712/3d-bioprinting-for-drug-discovery-and-development-in-pharmaceutics
#9
REVIEW
Weijie Peng, Pallab Datta, Bugra Ayan, Veli Ozbolat, Donna Sosnoski, Ibrahim T Ozbolat
Successful launch of a commercial drug requires significant investment of time and financial resources wherein late-stage failures become a reason for catastrophic failures in drug discovery. This calls for infusing constant innovations in technologies, which can give reliable prediction of efficacy, and more importantly, toxicology of the compound early in the drug discovery process before clinical trials. Though computational advances have resulted in more rationale in silico designing, in vitro experimental studies still require gaining industry confidence and improving in vitro-in vivo correlations...
May 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496103/in-situ-printing-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-by-laser-assisted-bioprinting-for-in-vivo-bone-regeneration-applications
#10
Virginie Keriquel, Hugo Oliveira, Murielle Rémy, Sophia Ziane, Samantha Delmond, Benoit Rousseau, Sylvie Rey, Sylvain Catros, Joelle Amédée, Fabien Guillemot, Jean-Christophe Fricain
Bioprinting has emerged as a novel technological approach with the potential to address unsolved questions in the field of tissue engineering. We have recently shown that Laser Assisted Bioprinting (LAB), due to its unprecedented cell printing resolution and precision, is an attractive tool for the in situ printing of a bone substitute. Here, we show that LAB can be used for the in situ printing of mesenchymal stromal cells, associated with collagen and nano-hydroxyapatite, in order to favor bone regeneration, in a calvaria defect model in mice...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488594/large-scale-production-and-controlled-deposition-of-single-huvec-spheroids-for-bioprinting-applications
#11
Ludwig Gutzweiler, Sabrina Kartmann, Kevin Troendle, Leo Benning, Günter Finkenzeller, Roland Zengerle, Peter Koltay, Bjoern Stark, Stefan Zimmermann
We present 1.) a fast and automated method for large scale production of HUVEC spheroids based on the hanging drop method and 2.) a novel method for well-controlled lateral deposition of single spheroids by drop-on-demand printing. Large scale spheroid production is achieved via printing 1536 droplets of HUVEC cell suspension having a volume of 1 µl each within 3 minutes at a pitch of 2.3 mm within an array of 48 x 32 droplets onto a flat substrate. Printing efficiencies between 97.9% and 100% and plating efficiencies between 87...
May 10, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481437/effective-light-directed-assembly-of-building-blocks-with-microscale-control
#12
Ngoc-Duy Dinh, Rongcong Luo, Maria Tankeh Asuncion Christine, Weikang Nicholas Lin, Wei-Chuan Shih, James Cho-Hong Goh, Chia-Hung Chen
Light-directed forces have been widely used to pattern micro/nanoscale objects with precise control, forming functional assemblies. However, a substantial laser intensity is required to generate sufficient optical gradient forces to move a small object in a certain direction, causing limited throughput for applications. A high-throughput light-directed assembly is demonstrated as a printing technology by introducing gold nanorods to induce thermal convection flows that move microparticles (diameter = 40 µm to several hundreds of micrometers) to specific light-guided locations, forming desired patterns...
May 8, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469183/coaxial-3d-bioprinting-of-self-assembled-multicellular-heterogeneous-tumor-fibers
#13
Xingliang Dai, Libiao Liu, Jia Ouyang, Xinda Li, Xinzhi Zhang, Qing Lan, Tao Xu
Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting of living structures with cell-laden biomaterials has been achieved in vitro, however, some cell-cell interactions are limited by the existing hydrogel. To better mimic tumor microenvironment, self-assembled multicellular heterogeneous brain tumor fibers have been fabricated by a custom-made coaxial extrusion 3D bioprinting system, with high viability, proliferative activity and efficient tumor-stromal interactions. Therein, in order to further verify the sufficient interactions between tumor cells and stroma MSCs, CRE-LOXP switch gene system which contained GSCs transfected with "LOXP-STOP-LOXP-RFP" genes and MSCs transfected with "CRE recombinase" gene was used...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467835/self-supporting-nanoclay-as-internal-scaffold-material-for-direct-printing-of-soft-hydrogel-composite-structures-in-air
#14
Yifei Jin, Chengcheng Liu, Wenxuan Chai, Ashley Compaan, Yong Huang
Three dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology enables the freeform fabrication of complex constructs from various hydrogels and is receiving increasing attention in tissue engineering. The objective of this study is to develop a novel self-supporting direct hydrogel printing approach to extrude complex 3D hydrogel composite structures in air without the help of a support bath. Laponite, a member of the smectite mineral family, is investigated to serve as an internal scaffold material for the direct printing of hydrogel composite structures in air...
May 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464555/extrusion-bioprinting-of-shear-thinning-gelatin-methacryloyl-bioinks
#15
Wanjun Liu, Marcel A Heinrich, Yixiao Zhou, Ali Akpek, Ning Hu, Xiao Liu, Xiaofei Guan, Zhe Zhong, Xiangyu Jin, Ali Khademhosseini, Yu Shrike Zhang
Bioprinting is an emerging technique for the fabrication of 3D cell-laden constructs. However, the progress for generating a 3D complex physiological microenvironment has been hampered by a lack of advanced cell-responsive bioinks that enable bioprinting with high structural fidelity, particularly in the case of extrusion-based bioprinting. Herein, this paper reports a novel strategy to directly bioprint cell-laden gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) constructs using bioinks of GelMA physical gels (GPGs) achieved through a simple cooling process...
May 2, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458963/is-3d-bioprinting-the-future-of-reconstructive-surgery
#16
Nicolas Sigaux, Léa Pourchet, Marion Albouy, Amélie Thépot, Christophe Marquette
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457175/tissue-engineering-and-regenerative-medicine-new-trends-and-directions-a-year-in-review
#17
Manuela E Gomes, Márcia T Rodrigues, Rui M A Domingues, Rui L Reis
Tissue Engineering (TE) is continuously evolving assimilating inputs from adjacent scientific areas and their technological advances, including nanotechnology developments that have been spawning the range of available options for the precise manipulation and control of cells and cellular environments. Simultaneously, with the maturation of the field, TE is having a growing and marked impact in other fields, such as cancer and other diseases research, enabling tri-dimensional (3D) tumor/tissue models of increased complexity that more closely resemble living tissue dynamics, playing a decisive role in the development of new and improved therapies...
April 29, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453913/bioprinting-of-biomimetic-skin-containing-melanocytes
#18
Daejin Min, Wonhye Lee, Il-Hong Bae, Tae Ryong Lee, Phillip Croce, Seung-Schik Yoo
This study reports a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique that is capable of producing a full-thickness skin model containing pigmentation. Multiple layers of fibroblasts (FB)-containing collagen hydrogel precursor were printed and crosslinked through neutralization using sodium bicarbonate, constituting the dermal layer. Melanocytes (MC) and keratinocytes (KC) were sequentially printed on top of the dermal layer to induce skin pigmentation upon subsequent air-liquid interface culture. Histological analysis was performed not only to confirm the formation of distinct skin layers, but also to identify the presence of pigmentation...
April 28, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433241/mechanics-of-additively-manufactured-biomaterials
#19
EDITORIAL
Amir A Zadpoor
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) has found many applications in healthcare including fabrication of biomaterials as well as bioprinting of tissues and organs. Additively manufactured (AM) biomaterials may possess arbitrarily complex micro-architectures that give rise to novel mechanical, physical, and biological properties. The mechanical behavior of such porous biomaterials including their quasi-static mechanical properties and fatigue resistance is not yet well understood. It is particularly important to understand the relationship between the designed micro-architecture (topology) and the resulting mechanical properties...
June 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429072/kidney-development-and-perspectives-for-organ-engineering
#20
REVIEW
Ganna Reint, Aleksandra Rak-Raszewska, Seppo J Vainio
Organ transplantation is currently the best strategy for treating end stage renal disease (ESRD) but the numbers of donor kidneys available are not sufficient to meet the needs of the ever-increasing ESRD population. Therefore, developments in the field of tissue engineering are necessary to provide alternative treatments. Decellularization and three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting strategies may serve as attractive novel options. Since successful tissue engineering requires an in -depth understanding of organ development and regulatory pathways, we discuss signaling in renal development and the composition of the renal extracellular matrix before presenting progress in the decellularization and 3D bioprinting fields...
April 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
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