Bioprinting in the Russian Federation: Can Russians Compete?

Peter Timashev, Vladimir Mironov

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Vol 6, Issue 3, 2020, Article identifier:303

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Bioprinting is a rapidly emerging biomedical research field. Three-dimensional bioprinting is defined as a robotic additive, layer-by-layer biofabrication of functional tissues and organs from living cells, and biomaterials according to a digital model. Bioprinting can revolutionize medicine by automated robotic production of human tissues and organs suitable for transplantation. Bioprinting is based on sophisticated high technology, and it is obvious that only technologically advanced countries can make a real contribution to this rapidly evolving multidisciplinary field. In this paper, we present main Russia’s achievements in bioprinting. Here, we also discuss challenges and perspectives of bioprinting research and development in Russia. Russian researchers already made some impressive contributions with long-lasting impact and they have capacities, potential, and ambitions to continue contribute to the advancements of bioprinting.


Russia, Three-dimensional bioprinting, Bioinks, Tissue engineering, Laser-induced forward transfer

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