Biofabrication

Biofabrication is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research that leads to the fabrication of advanced biological models, medical therapeutic products, and non-medical biological systems. The editor-in-chief is Wei Sun ( Drexel University). The journal is abstracted and indexed in: According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 1.857.

Publisher
Institute of Physics IOP Publishing
Country
United Kingdom
History
2009-present
Impact factor
1.857 (2010)

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Medical research

3-D bioPen: A hydrogel injection to regenerate cartilage

Highly specialized cartilage is characteristically avascular and non-neural in composition with low cell numbers in an aliphatic environment. Despite its apparent simplicity, bioengineering regenerative hyaline cartilage ...

Medical research

3-D printed biomaterials for bone tissue engineering

When skeletal defects are unable to heal on their own, bone tissue engineering (BTE), a developing field in orthopedics can combine materials science, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to facilitate bone repair. ...

Medical research

3D printer generates realistic model of a cancerous tumour

An international scientific team has successfully created a three-dimensional model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer. Their model could ultimately help discover new drugs and cast new light on how tumours develop, ...

Medical research

Human heart tissue grown from stem cells improves drug testing

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have engineered a three-dimensional heart tissue from human stem cells to test the safety and efficacy of new drugs on the heart.

Surgery

Handheld surgical 'pen' prints human stem cells

In a landmark proof-of-concept experiment, Australian researchers have used a handheld 3D printing pen to 'draw' human stem cells in freeform patterns with extremely high survival rates.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Kidney on a chip' could lead to safer drug dosing

University of Michigan researchers have used a "kidney on a chip" device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells.

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