Theme 2: Advanced materials and manufacturing
Prof. Peter Currie
Prof. Laurence Meagher
The 3D bioprinting of cells is a recent area of research that can create complex, cell seeded scaffolds with defined 3D shape, geometry and more tissue-like properties. It holds great promise for advanced tissue engineering and drug screening. A key advantages is the ability to bioprint multiple cell types in predetermined spatial locations and defined shapes reminiscent of tissues. The most common type of bioprinting for cell applications is micro-extrusion where a gelling cell suspension is extruded through a nozzle using pressure. This project will investigate different bioinks for bioprinting skeletal muscle.