Special Issue “Bioprinting of 3D Functional Tissue Constructs”: - Call for Papers


Bioprinting is a multidisciplinary technique involving biomaterials, mechanical engineering, life science, and medicine. In recent years, it has attracted extensive attention because of its unique capabilities in producing complex 3D architectures and positioning living cells within biomaterials in a controlled and reproducible manner. The development of bioprinting has laid the foundation for 3D living tissue constructs that replicate the physiological environments, sustain long-term culture, and function as the native tissues. For example, there is growing interest in the bioprinting of large, functional tissue constructs with biomimetic vascular networks, micro/nanoscale architectures similar to native extracellular microenvironment, and multiple cell types for such biomedical applications as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug screening, and 3D tissue models.

Bioprinting should overcome a few challenges for the generation of living tissue constructs with more complex features and tissue-specific functions on a biologically-relevant scale. For example, further development of bioinks should achieve optimal rheological and biological properties for successful printing, cell viability and growth. Recapitulation of the heterocellular nature of complex native tissues requires the accurate spatial arrangement of multiple cell types and material components to program their interactions during growth. Perfusable vascular-like networks should be rationally designed and fabricated to support the growth of 3D large-scale tissue constructs. To address these challenges, this special issue will cover scientific advances and emerging trends in bioprinting of 3D functional tissue constructs including novel bioinks, architectural design, innovative printing processes with higher resolution, electronic component integration, and biological applications.

Posted: 2021-01-15 More...

Inclusion of International Journal of Bioprinting in Science Citation Index Expanded


With immense pleasure, we hereby announce that the International Journal of Bioprinting has already been accepted for inclusion by Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), one of the Web of Science Core Collections. The journal will be indexed in two categories of SCIE – Engineering (Biomedical) and Materials Science (Biomaterials). Coverage will begin with Volume 4 Issue 1 of the journal, and its Journal Impact Factor will be released around June 2021.

This achievement is a new milestone marked by the continuous efforts of Professor Chee Kai Chua (Editor-in-Chief), Professor Wai Yee Yeong (Associate Editor), Jiankang He (Associate Editor), Dr. Jia An (Assistant Editor), fellow Editorial Board Members of the International Journal of Bioprinting, and our editors (Dr. Ian Foo Nian Wong and Ms. Puvanesswaray Ramakrishnan). We are also indebted to all the reviewers whose expertise and evaluation form the basis of the articles’ quality and standards.

International Journal of Bioprinting will continue to uphold its integrity in science reporting and article quality.

Posted: 2020-12-08
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