3D bioprinting of polysaccharides and their derivatives: From characterization to application

Tamilselvan Mohan*, Tina Maver, Andreja D. Štiglic, Karin Stana Kleinschek, Rupert Kargl

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Polysaccharides (PS) and their derivatives are highly attractive as biomaterials in the field of regenerative medicine (RM), owing to their low cytotoxicity, hydrophilicity, and mechanical strength. In this chapter, a short overview of 3D bioprinting, an emerging technology in RM, will be given. In addition following the general introduction on PS and their derivatives the use of bioinks for printing of various types of structures/scaffolds and their characterization will be covered. Also, the application of bioprinted scaffolds in tissue engineering (cartilage, bone, and skin) will be discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFundamental Biomaterials
Subtitle of host publicationPolymers
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9780081021958
ISBN (Print)9780081021941
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2018


  • 3D bioprinting
  • Bone
  • Cartilage
  • Hydrogels
  • Polysaccharides
  • Scaffolds
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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