Micro/Nanoscale Plotting of Biomaterials
Three-dimensional plotting of biomaterials (also known as bioprinting) has been a major milestone for scientists and engineers working in nanobiotechnology, nanoscience, and nanomedicine. It is typically classified into two major categories, depending on the plotting principle, as contact and noncontact techniques. This article focuses on the working principles of contact and noncontact printing methods along with their advantages, disadvantages, applications, and challenges. Contact printing methods include micro-plotter, pen printing, screen printing, nanoimprint printing, flexography printing, and gravure printing. Noncontact printing methods include extrusion printing, droplet printing, laser-based polymerization, and laser-based cell transfer. The wide variety of printable biomaterials, such as DNA, peptides, proteins, lipids, and cells, also are discussed.
Parthiban Rajan, Michael Daniele, Ashley C. Brown, Micro/Nanoscale Plotting of Biomaterials, Additive Manufacturing in Biomedical Applications, Vol 23A, ASM Handbook, Edited By Roger J. Narayan, ASM International, 2022, p 302–317, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v23A.a0006858
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