3D-Bioprinted Constructs that Breathe


An old but still hot topic in tissue engineering (TE) is the establishment of efficient vascularization networks proving fine, controlled, and long-term distribution of oxygen and nutrients. Combining elegant three-dimensional (3D) fabrication techniques with unconventional living microorganisms, namely photosynthetic species, complex 3D-printed TE constructs are proposed by Maharjan et al. enabling to provide a continuous and on demand oxygen supply to mammalian tissues.

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Materials Science, Multidisciplinary


Correia, CR; Mano, JF

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Funding from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (CIRCUS-PTDC/BTM-MAT/31064/2017, and CICECO-Aveiro Institute of MaterialsUIDB/50011/2020 & UIDP/50011/2020), and the European Research Council (ERC-2014-ADG-669858-ATLAS). We also acknowledge Sara Nadine for the help with Figure 1.

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