Biofabrication is a novel, inherently cross-disciplinary scientific field that focuses on biomanufacturing processes. This is the first book that presents the range of biofabrication technologies (cell printing, patterning, assembling, 3D scaffold fabrication, cell/tissue-on-chips) as a coherent micro-/nano-fabrication toolkit.
The book is designed as a practical guide to these key emerging technologies, with real-world examples to help readers gain a working knowledge of how to apply biofabrication techniques in areas such as regenerative medicine, pharmaceuticals and tissue engineering. Biofabrication focuses on biomanufacturing processes that ultimately aim at the development of products relevant to the living system. These products may involve living (cells and/or tissues) and nonliving (bio-supportive proteins, scaffolds) components or their combination.
In addition to being a vital reference for scientists, engineers and technicians seeking to apply biofabrication techniques, this book also provides an insight into future developments in the field, and potential new applications.