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Extrusion Bioprinting of Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Daniel X. B. Chen
    Pages 15-31
  3. Daniel X. B. Chen
    Pages 33-48
  4. Daniel X. B. Chen
    Pages 117-145
  5. Daniel X. B. Chen
    Pages 147-167
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-171

About this book


This book introduces readers to the theory and practice of extrusion bioprinting of scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. The author emphasizes the fundamentals and practical applications of extrusion bioprinting to scaffold fabrication, in a manner particularly suitable for those who wish to master the subject matter and apply it to real tissue engineering applications. Readers will learn to design, fabricate, and characterize tissue scaffolds to be created by means of extrusion bio-printing technology.

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to extrusion bioprinting technology;
  • Discusses methods and techniques for the design, fabrication, and characterization of scaffolds based on extrusion bio-printing technology;
  • Includes case studies of print and characterizing scaffolds for tissue engineering applications;
  • Enables readers to fabricate and characterize scaffolds with living cells for tissue engineering applications.


3D Biofabrication Additive Manufacturing 3D Bioprinting and Nanotechnology Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Scaffold fabrication

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

About the authors

Dr. Chen is a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Division of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada. He is also the leader of Tissue Engineering Research Group at the U of S, which consists of researchers spanning both engineering and life sciences, with a long-term goal of developing advanced technologies for the production of various scaffold-guided tissue or organ substitutes. Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC), Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (FCSME), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME). He is the recipient of several awards in recognition of his research excellence, including the 2016 Achievement Award from Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. He is also the recipient of the Educator of the Year 2007 from the Saskatoon Engineering Society.

Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. degree from the U of S in 2002 and then worked with Queen's University, Canada, as a postdoctoral fellow (PDF). In 2003 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor with the UofS, where he was promoted to an Associate Professor and a full Professor in 2007 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Chen's research interests include Tissue Engineering, Scaffold Bio-fabrication, and Mechatronics. His research has been supporting by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering.

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