Collection |

3D bioprinting of cells, tissues and organs

3D bioprinting has generated significant attention due to its ability to recapitulate native tissue microenvironments. This Collection assembles original Articles that present novel bioprinting techniques, innovative cell-laden or scaffold-free bioprinting processes, advanced bioprinter technologies, synthesis and development of new functional bioinks, and bioprinting of functional tissues for tissue or organ repair and regeneration. Research on new biomimetic tissue or organ models for drug testing and disease modelling is also curated.

All articles have undergone Scientific Reports' standard peer review process and have been subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. This includes the journal’s policy on competing interests. The Guest Editor declares no competing interests with the submissions which they have handled through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editor has competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.
This Collection has not been supported by sponsorship.


3D bioprinting has emerged as a promising new approach for fabricating complex biological constructs in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. It aims to alleviate the hurdles of conventional tissue engineering methods by precise and controlled layer-by-layer assembly of biomaterials in a desired 3D pattern. The 3D bioprinting of cells, tissues, and organs Collection at Scientific Reports brings together a myriad of studies portraying the capabilities of different bioprinting modalities. This Collection amalgamates research aimed at 3D bioprinting organs for fulfilling demands of organ shortage, cell patterning for better tissue fabrication, and building better disease models.

Editorial | Open Access | | Scientific Reports