Extrusion based bioprinting involves distributing a biological substance through a robotic system automatically. The biological substance is made into an ink-like substance and then the computer is able to print customizable 3D shapes. This guide will help you to understand the four advantages of extrusion bioprinting methods.
Can Succeed With Complex Biological Substances
Other types of bioprinting methods do not allow technicians to work with biological substances that contain high-cell densities. This means that if a technician is using an inkjet bioprinting method instead of an extrusion method, they are limited in the types of biological substances they can use. This limit is nearly non-existent when working with extrusion-based bioprinting.
Allows Use of Multiple Cell Types
Some types of bioprinting only allow the technician to use one type of cell. However, extrusion bioprinting allows the technician to use multiple types of cells to create a specific structure. Using multiple types of cells are necessary when creating artificial organs.
Increasing Levels of Affordability
Extrusion bioprinting methods used to be quite expensive. However, the process has become increasingly affordable. While other methods of bioprinting can also be affordable, extrusion bioprinting can offer greater levels of customization. A larger variety of structures and usable biological substances can be used with extrusion printers than with other affordable printers.
Applications of Extrusion Bioprinters Can Greatly Improve Medicine
Extrusion bioprinting can be used to create models for implants, prostheses, disease models, and tumor models. Extrusion models are able to do this due to their ability to combine extrusion bioprinting with electrospinning, UV curing, and shell printing methods.
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