As the world fights the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen the emerging and yet pivotal role that advanced manufacturing technologies play in answering challenges such as the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and test kits. Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing methods have matured in recent years. From the involvement of 3D printing in tissue engineering, 3D bioprinting has emerged as a niche that caters to the increased demand in customised biomedical solutions. Using a digital representation of parts allows manufacturer to make quick changes to design files which add agility to the manufacturing process and shorten the lead time. It is therefore timely to explore on-demand manufacturing rather than traditional manufacturing models when supply chains are disrupted.

International Journal of Bioprinting is an open access and peer-reviewed journal that covers the technology, science and clinical application of Bioprinting. Bioprinting is defined as the use of 3D printing technology with materials that incorporate viable living cells or biological elements to produce tissue or biotechnological products.
The journal is committed to share knowledge and stimulate research rapidly, especially during this unprecedented crisis. Hence, we call for contributions that focus on the innovative directions of applications of 3D printing in the fight against Covid-19. The potential research topics include, but are not limited to:

• Novel designs of medical devices, personal protective equipment (PPE) enabled by 3D printing
• Development of testing kits using 3D printing
• Tissue models for vaccine testing via 3D bioprinting
• Tissue models by 3D bioprinting for understanding of pathogen translocation
• 3D printing and its effect on biomedical supply chain
• Regulatory issues for biomedical field


All types of submissions are welcome (e.g. review, opinion, short communication and original research articles). All qualified submissions will be rapidly peer reviewed by at least 2 reviewers within 5 working days.

All accepted papers will be rapidly published upon payment of an affordable US$800 article processing charge and publicised via the social media platforms of the journal such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


Professor Chee Kai Chua
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Bioprinting

Email: editor@whioce.com 


Keywords:
• Additive Manufacturing
• 3D Printing
• 3D Bioprinting
• Supply Chain
• Regulations