3D Bioprinting: The Roller Coaster Ride to Commercialization

Anton Elemoso, Grigoriy Shalunov, Yakov M. Balakhovsky, Alexander Yu. Ostrovskiy, Yusef D. Khesuani

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Vol 6, Issue 3, 2020, Article identifier:301

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Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting as a technology is being researched and applied since 2003. It is actually several technologies (inkjet, extrusion, laser, magnetic bioprinting, etc.) under an umbrella term “3D bioprinting.” The versatility of this technology allows widespread applications in several; however, after almost 20 years of research, there is still a limited number of cases of commercialized applications. This article discusses the potential for 3D bioprinting in regenerative medicine, drug discovery, and food industry, as well as the existing cases of companies that create commercialized products and services in the aforementioned areas and even in fashion, including their go-to-market route and financing received. We also address the main barriers to creating practical applications of 3D bioprinting within each sphere the technology that is being studied for.


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3D bioprinting, Commercialization, Regenerative medicine, Drug discovery, Food

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