Authors: 
S.N. Jayasinghe
Category: 
Invited
Conference: 
Abstract: 

There are several approaches for developing organotypic tissues. These range of the non-jetting to the jetting methodologies. The non-jetting approaches could simply be exemplified by the manual mixing of a matrix with a given composition of cells. Although this approach has been widely explored for developing rudimentary tissues, we require more control over the development of such synthetic tissues for a whole host of applications ranging from those, which could be explored for understanding basic biological functional and processes to those of a more translational applicability within a clinical setting. In the presentation several different jet-based tissue fabrication technologies will be discussed while highlighted their advantages and disadvantages. The talk will also highlight some applications where such additive tools are rapidly becoming platform biotechnologies within the context of regenerative biology and medicine.

Keywords (Optional): 
Biosprays
Viability
Mouse models
Engineering fucntional synthetic tissues
Regenerative biology and medicine