Definition of bioprinting in English:



  • [mass noun] The use of 3D printing technology with materials that incorporate viable living cells, e.g. to produce tissue for reconstructive surgery:

    ‘welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us’
    • ‘Two NASA researchers are developing a way to "grow" trees using 3D bioprinting technology.’
    • ‘Layer-by-layer bioprinting of artificial tissues like cartilage, which has a stratified structure, is a logical choice, say the researchers.’
    • ‘Recently, there has been growing interest in applying bioprinting techniques to stem cell research.’
    • ‘Pundits say such 3D bioprinting has vast potential, and could one day be used to transform specially engineered cells into structural beams, food, and human tissue.’
    • ‘For now, bioprinting pioneers hope to make use of even the smallest 3D-printed organs.’
    • ‘The startup company has figured out a way to combine the process of bioprinting with edible food so they can create a hamburger patty.’
    • ‘The longer term holy grail of 3D bioprinting is the ability to be able to print viable human tissue for grafting or implant into the human body.’
    • ‘Extremely promising breakthroughs in recent years have generated global interest in 3D bioprinting.’
    • ‘The company says that their goal is to open up bioprinting to a broader group of users.’
    • ‘In his review article Professor Derby looks at experiments where porous structures have been made through bioprinting.’