American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A Perspective on 3D Bioprinting Technology: Present and Future

Shweta Agarwala

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.985.990

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 4

Pages 985-990


Bioprinting, an additive manufacturing technique, has become the cynosure of research and industry world alike. This emerging technology holds the promise of constructing artificial tissues and organs in future. This paper overviews the current state in bioprinting technology, distinguishes between different types of techniques and describes the bio-inks. Current challenges and limitations inhibiting the growth of this field are also discussed.


© 2016 Shweta Agarwala. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.