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Development of Bio-Inks and Engineering Functional 3D Microenvironments

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 80

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Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
Interests: 3D bioprinting; bio-inks; tissue engineering; cultivated meat; machine learning
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Dear Colleagues,

The development of bio-inks and engineering functional 3D microenvironments represent a cutting-edge frontier in molecular research, revolutionizing the field of bioprinting. Bio-inks, which are specialized materials capable of supporting cell growth and organization, are pivotal in 3D bioprinting, enabling the fabrication of complex tissue structures. Molecular research in this context delves into understanding the intricate interplay between cells and their microenvironment, emphasizing the role of biomolecules in guiding cellular behaviour. Researchers are exploring the integration of signalling molecules, extracellular matrix components, and growth factors within bio-inks to precisely mimic native tissue conditions. This approach aims to create bioengineered tissue constructs with enhanced functionality and therapeutic potential. The synergy of molecular insights and advanced bio-ink technologies holds promise for addressing critical challenges in organ transplantation, disease modelling, and personalized medicine, marking a transformative era in regenerative healthcare.

Dr. Wei Long Ng
Guest Editor

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  • 3D bioprinting
  • biofabrication
  • bio-inks
  • 3D functional microenvironment

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