Three-dimensional bioprinting of gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA)

Guoliang Ying, Nan Jiang, Cunjiang Yu, Yu Shrike Zhang

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The three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology has progressed tremendously over the past decade. By controlling the size, shape, and architecture of the bioprinted constructs, 3D bioprinting allows for the fabrication of tissue/organ-like constructs with strong structural–functional similarity with their in vivo counterparts at high fidelity. The bioink, a blend of biomaterials and living cells possessing both high biocompatibility and printability, is a critical component of bioprinting. In particular, gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) has shown its potential as a viable bioink material due to its suitable biocompatibility and readily tunable physicochemical properties. Current GelMA-based bioinks and relevant bioprinting strategies for GelMA bioprinting are briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-224
Number of pages10
JournalBio-Design and Manufacturing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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