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This is a comprehensive and up-to-date review of 3D printing in biomedical engineering regarding 3D printing technologies, bioprinting, materials, cells, printability, applications, challenges and outlook. It helps readers to keep abreast of the most recent developments of 3D biomedical printing. The discussions and analyses in this article help readers to understand problems in 3D biomedical printing and possibly develop solutions to these problems.

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This article provides readers with essential knowledge of 3D printing in biomedical engineering. With their expertise and strategic planning, readers may be able to start new research or research direction(s) and help to move forward the R & D of 3D printing in biomedical engineering.


3D printing has great potential in biomedical engineering. Many research groups around the world have performed excellent work on applying 3D printing technologies in the biomedical field, which is very encouraging. However, as this review has shown, there are still many problems for 3D biomedical printing, which is exciting because they pose challenges to us who are already working in this field and to those who will join us to take on the challenges. It is definite that all efforts made by the research community will advance 3D biomedical printing greatly in the coming years.

Professor Min Wang
University of Hong Kong

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This page is a summary of: 3D printing in biomedical engineering: Processes, materials, and applications, Applied Physics Reviews, June 2021, American Institute of Physics,
DOI: 10.1063/5.0024177.
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